NIU women's basketball coach: 'It’s the final piece of our game day experience that will really enhance the atmosphere for our players and fans'
DeKALB – Northern Illinois is set to replace its 16-year-old scoreboard inside the Convocation Center with a brand-new $1.1 million videoboard ahead of the 2018-19 basketball season, NIU athletics announced Tuesday.
The new four-sided videoboard, featuring technology from Daktronics, will feature a 4 mm video display with a 16:9 high-definition standard-ratio resolution on an area measuring 8 foot-3-by-14-foot-6 on each side. The board will include upper and lower LED rings that provide display space for sponsorship, fan engagement use and game information.
These are significant upgrades from the current 16-year-old board that measures 7-foot-10-by-6-foot-1 with a 16 mm display.