University of Utah’s Jon M. Huntsman Center to undergo major renovation
The University of Utah has selected North Ridge Construction, Inc., ANC, and TSA Architects to install a new centre-hung display for the Jon M. Huntsman Center. The display will be ready for the 2017-2018 basketball season.
The 15,000-seat Jon M. Huntsman Center serves as the primary venue for the University of Utah Basketball teams and Gymnastics, and is the largest arena in the Pac-12 Conference. The new technology will help to create an immersive engaging environment for all University of Utah students, fans and alumni.
Glenn C. Weight, President, North Ridge Construction, said:
We are thrilled to once again partner with the University of Utah and bring ANC, a leader in technology solutions, on board for this project. ANC’s expertise will change the atmosphere of the Jon M. Huntsman Center and provide a great viewing experience from every seat in the house.
The project includes a new centre-hung display, as well as additional technologies throughout the arena’s bowl.
The centre-hung display will be comprised of the following displays:
- Four 6mm displays measuring 16.38’ high by 25.20’ wide
- One 10mm upper ring display measuring 5.25’ high by 121.78’ wide
- One 10mm lower ring display measuring 2.10’ high by 88.19’ wide
- Two 6mm interior displays measuring 5.67’ high by 15.75’ wide
- Four 6mm corner displays measuring 16.38’ high by 4.41’ wide
- Four 16mm corner board displays measuring 12.60’ high by 25.20’ wide
- Four 10mm corner court level displays measuring 4.2’ high by 14.7’ wide
A long-time partner of the University, North Ridge Construction has completed multiple projects on the University’s campus, while ANC is the premier technology solutions provider in collegiate sports, completing recent projects at the University of Notre Dame, University of Texas, Arizona State University, among many others. TSA Architects has completed more than 150 projects on the University of Utah’s campus as well.
Dr. Chris Hill, Athletics Director, University of Utah, said:
With the addition of ANC’s technology, the University is following through on our goal to offer the most innovative arena in collegiate sports. Increasing the amount of video displays will offer fans further opportunities to experience the game, receive updates, and engage with each other.
ANC selected Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.’s Diamond Vision System Division’s XL Series for each of the displays at the Jon. M. Huntsman Arena. ANC’s technical and engineering divisions work directly with Mitsubishi, providing manufacturing supervision, custom display designs, and product quality assurance prior to shipping the displays to ensure an efficient installation based on the University’s event schedule.
Jerry Cifarelli, President and Chief Executive Officer, ANC, said:
Combining the strengths of North Ridge Construction, TSA Architects and ANC will provide the University with a game-changing display system. We look forward to creating an energetic atmosphere through our cutting-edge technologies at the Jon M. Huntsman Arena.
A rep for TSA Architects said:
We’re very excited to partner with North Ridge and ANC to replace the University of Utah Huntsman Arena Scoreboard. As an office generously staffed with Utah alumni, we always enjoy a chance to give back and nurture a lifelong relationship with the University.
Our contributing team members include Tracy Stocking (code review) and John Meredith (planning and drawing support).
The project scope will include dismantling the existing scoreboard, replacement of the center-hung digital screens with a new modular assembly with multiple 1080p HD screens, and replacing other LED and projection screens with HD LED screens.
Main image (top), courtesy: ANC