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Northwestern adding video boards to Welsh-Ryan Arena

Tribune reporter

Welsh-Ryan Area is going high-tech, with Northwestern adding four high-definition video boards to the 62-year-old arena.

NU fans attending basketball games, volleyball matches and wrestling meets will notice a center-hung two-sided display board covering 300 square feet. Boards mounted on the east and west walls will cover 238 square feet.

Installation will be completed by the fall, with a source telling the Tribune that a new court also will be installed by the fall to replace the purple-splashed one. And pads will be added to some bleachers for enhanced comfort.

The scoreboards were designed by AJP, which has engineered displays at arenas and/or stadiums at Michigan State, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Oregon, among others.


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