(Story courtesy of keystonecentre.com)
BRANDON, MB– Get ready for a bigger, brighter show in Westoba Place! The Keystone Centre is installing a new, state-of-the-art, centre-hung video scoreclock in its main arena, Westoba Place. It will be unveiled at the Brandon Wheat King’s Home Opener on September 20, 2019.
The former scoreclock was installed just prior to the 2010 Mastercard Memorial Cup in the facility and has reached the end of its useful life. The scoreclock was identified as a capital item in need of replacement for a number of years.
After a competitive bid process, the project was awarded to NEVCO.
Centre-hung video scoreclock features:
- Each of the 4 sides will be 9’h x 16.54’w for a total square imprint of 149 sq feet of video on each side,
- Each side contains 1,108,800 individual LEDs to make up the video screen,
- Plus an additional, free-floating LED video ring at over 2 ½’ tall with a diameter of over 25’.
The new centre-hung has the ability to retract into the video ring for arena shows which will allow for more flexibility for productions – opening opportunities for potential new shows to the market.
“This significant investment for the Keystone Centre was necessary to maintain operation in our main arena, Westoba Place, moving forward,” said Jeff Schumacher, general manager, Keystone Centre.
Last year, the Keystone Centre received funding from the Brandon Area Community Foundation to upgrade the production room equipment that feeds into the video screens on the scoreclock. This improvement will work well with the new centre-hung video scoreclock.
One of the Keystone Centre’s key tenants within Westoba Place is the Brandon Wheat Kings, and they’re looking forward to the improvement.
“The enhancements in the new video score clock are going to go a long way in improving the fan experience at Westoba Place,” said the Brandon Wheat Kings director of marketing, Matt McNish. “We can’t wait to unveil it at our home opener on September 20th against the Winnipeg Ice.”
About the Keystone Centre
The Keystone Centre strives to be the premier service oriented, multi-functional, community minded facility in Manitoba, hosting sporting and entertainment events, fairs and agricultural exhibitions, conferences and conventions, clubs and community activities.
To learn more about the Keystone Centre visit www.keystonecentre.com