LED Video Boards up in Carrier Dome

The Carrier Dome has been receiving technology upgrades for the better part of the summer, and the project is near completion. The final step in the process is the LED video boards, which are in the final stages of being hoisted around the venue.

Pictured above, you can see the final piece to the upgrade puzzle for the Carrier Dome, which plays host to Syracuse football, basketball and more.

While there will be a ribbon, spanning 360 degrees around the venue, the LED video boards were put into place on Thursday.

"Those are 20 mm, state-of-the-art, that's the new Daktronic technology boards," said Pete Sala, Senior Associate Athletics Director and Carrier Dome Managing Director. "All LED, HD technology, incredible. It's going to be unbelievably brighter.

"We're going to be able address sections of the board so that if we want to put a scoreboard up somewhere, or stats, or advertising, we have that ability to do that now in any one of the locations."

"The boards have the capability of taking tweets, or different things from Twitter," he continued. "People are interacting with our Facebook page and what not. We will be able to take that and put that up on the board as we receive them.

"This whole project part of the enhancement of the game experience, the fan experience here."

Sala added that the project should be complete later this month, in time for Syracuse football's opener September 1 against Northwestern. The boars are about twice the size of the old ones, using less energy in the process.

"It's just amazing the amount of savings we're going to have in electricity, that is just huge from an operations standpoint, a budget standpoint," said Sala. "And again, for the environment, we're saving power which is a great thing, but for the fan experience, I can't wait."

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