Utah Jazz to Build a New $15 Million Video Scoreboard

by June 18, 2013

The Utah Jazz claim that their new, giant video scoreboard will improve the overall fan experience, and could even help the team recruit free agents. So, they’re spending $15 million on the TV, which is seven times bigger than its predecessor. Per the Salt Lake Tribune: “The Utah Jazz on Monday unveiled plans for an upgraded audio and video system at EnergySolutions Arena, including upgraded high-definition screens above center court, LED (light-emitting diode) rings around the top of the lower bowl and auxiliary screens in the corners of the arena. The screens over center court are 10 times larger on the sides than the current scoreboard, which was installed in 2001. The cosmetic update is the most visible component of $15 million in renovations to the 22-year-old arena and, team executives said, will significantly enhance the fan experience at the multipurpose venue, which hosts 1.2 million people annually. ‘We know that those 1.2 million guests are going to come and have the kind of experience that can’t be found anywhere else,’ said Jim Olson, senior vice president for sales and marketing. […] Three days after promising a ‘major facility announcement,’ Steve Miller, president of Miller Sports Properties, which operates the Jazz, revealed the plans for the overhaul, but said any other upgrades to the NBA’s seventh-oldest arena are five to 15 years down the road. ‘This is going to give us enough runway to get into the future,’ Miller said.”