New, larger high-res scoreboard unveiled at UNH's Whittemore Center
September 16. 2015 10:25PM
DURHAM — Lights and graphics and instant replays and all the rest of the exciting and eye-catching elements that come with a state-of-the-art videoboard have arrived at the Whittemore Center, the home of the University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s hockey teams.
Director of Athletics Marty Scarano and head hockey coaches Dick Umile and Hilary Witt introduced the arena’s videoboard, built by industry leader Daktronics, at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon at the Whittemore Center.
The four-sided, center-hung board includes boards that measure nine feet by 15 feet with video screens showcasing the highest resolution product available on the market.
The videoboard will display the game and feature game highlights and have instant replay and various other game and between-play presentations designed to engage fans and enhance the overall experience for the crowd.
The board is important for recruiting as well as for the fan experience.
“Recruits like to see all the bells and the whistles,” Umile said. “Obviously a videoboard was important. Recruiting is real important. You’ve got to have tradition. You’ve got to have a winning tradition and you’ve got to have facilities that can compete with the big boys.”