Sovereign Bank Arena Installs Daktronics Centerhung in Preparation for College Women’s Basketball Regional

Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, N.J. recently installed a new integrated light emitting diode (LED) video and scoring system, designed and manufactured by Daktronics. The new system is up in time for the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Trenton Regional, hosted by Rider University and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Sovereign Bank Arena is also home to the Trenton Devils, an ECHL minor league hockey team affiliated with the New Jersey Devils.

The state-of-the-art system features the latest Daktronics LED video technology with the capabilities to present live and recorded video images, colorful animation and vivid graphics with incredible brightness and wide angle visibility. The centerhung display is approximately 14 feet high by 20 feet wide with four Daktronics PS-10 LED video displays. The LED video displays are approximately 10 feet high and 15 feet wide with lines of LEDs on 10 mm centers. An additional full color, digital LED ring display is installed along the bottom of the centerhung, measuring approximately four feet high by 47 feet in circumference.

“Here at the Sovereign Bank Arena we host a variety of family shows, sporting events, and concerts, so the install of the brand new LED scoreboard gives us the ability to showcase our events like never before,” says Chris Bird, assistant general manager. “It was an exciting moment to see the system fired up for the first time. This technology will not only improve our game-day atmosphere, it will also create unique revenue opportunities for our Arena. Everyone from Daktronics was the utmost professional through the installation process, from the idea stage to final installation; their dedication and hard work did not go unnoticed.”

Two auxiliary Daktronics LED scoreboards are installed on the ends of the arena with the ability for basketball or hockey scoring. Daktronics shot clocks and locker room clocks are also installed throughout the arena. Daktronics LED technology offers a long lifetime with minimal maintenance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come. The scoring, timing, video and messaging components will be integrated through Daktronics proven control system.