FORT WAYNE, Ind. – It is “out with the old and in with the new” inside the Memorial Coliseum arena, as workers are currently installing a new, state-of-the-art video scoreboard.
The new, four-sided scoreboard will include hi-resolution LED video and 360-degree, circular LED ribbon displays at the top and bottom of the structure. Other components to the project include a video control room for the new scoreboard and wiring to connect the scoreboard to the control room, press box and camera positions. Cameras located directly above hockey goals and the center circle will also be added. The system’s capabilities will include replay, slow motion and enhanced graphics.
It is expected that the first time the new scoreboard will be used is September 8, for World Wrestling Entertainment’s Monday Night RAW wrestling event, to be televised worldwide on the USA cable network. Tickets are currently on sale for that event at the Memorial Coliseum Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, on-line at www.ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at (260) 424-1811.
The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is the tri-state area’s leading sports, entertainment and tradeshow facility, hosting over 1,000,000 visitors annually. Serving northeast Indiana, northwest Ohio and southern Michigan, the 80-acre Memorial Coliseum and Expo Center complex is host to the Turner Cup Champion Komets of the International Hockey League, the IPFW Mastodon basketball teams, the Mad Ants of the NBA’s D-League and the Freedom of the Continental Indoor Football League. The facility also hosts national concert tours, family shows, business and consumer events and the area’s largest tradeshows. For more information, visit www.memorialcoliseum.com.