Quinnipiac’s TD Bank Sports Center gets new HD scoreboards


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Fans who climb Quinnipiac’s York Hill in Hamden next school year will have a new viewing experience.

The university has partnered with ANC Sports Enterprises, of Purchase, N.Y., to install and operate new HD center-hung scoreboards in the TD Bank Sports Center’s basketball and hockey arenas. The new scoreboards will comprise of four squarely arranged video boards, 16.5 feet wide by 9.5 feet high, which the school says is a substantial increase in size.

“These new video boards will not only give Bobcats’ fans an incredible viewing experience, but they will also give hundreds of our students the opportunity to assist with the various components designed by ANC Sports, as well as video streaming and replay technologies,” said Quinnipiac Athletic Director Jack McDonald in a press release.

“The custom designed signage system for the TD Bank Sports Center will transform the game day experience from every seat in both arenas with more video, statistics and animations than previously possible,” said ANC Sports’ President and CEO Jerome Cifarelli in the press release.

ANC Sports is well known in the sports signage industry. The company introduced the 360-degree LED ribbon system that now commonly wraps around the interior perimeter of most major arenas.

Clients of ANC include the Red Sox, Yankees, Mets, Knicks, and Celtics along with many other professional and collegiate athletic teams.

Quinnipiac fans are already familiar with some of the company’s work. ANC Sports installed and operates the center-hung scoreboard at Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center, home of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the 2013 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four, which Quinnipiac participated in.

“The new ANC signage system will help the Bobcat Fan Experience be the best in the MAAC, ECAC Hockey and throughout the Northeast,” McDonald said in the press release.

The scoreboards will be ready for the 2013-2014 basketball and hockey seasons.