UCO’s Chad Richison Stadium Upgrades Video Display System
The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO), a public university just north of Oklahoma City, upgraded the large-format digital signage at Chad Richison Stadium using LED video technology from SNA Displays. The stadium is home to the UCO Bronchos’ NCAA Division II football team and seats 12,000 spectators.
Owner’s representative and technology consultant Anthony James Partners (AJP) provided comprehensive design, procurement, and construction administration services, supporting UCO in selecting SNA Displays to manufacture and install the new EMPIRE Exterior LED video display technology.
“UCO went above and beyond with their knowledge of the facility to overcome some infrastructure challenges that contributed to a successful outcome. Overall their staff was an incredible ressource for us to get this upgrade project completed,” says Royce Wall, AJP’s Vice President, Construction Services. “The newly installed end-zone LED ribbon boards are a great addition to the stadium for scoring and stats, allowing for full video on the primary display, all of which will boost fan experience.”
SNA Displays retrofitted the stadium’s main video scoreboard with a much larger display, representing an increase of almost 300% in overall resolution. The new 10 mm LED display is 35′ high x 42′ wide (1,056 x 1,280 pixels) and processes 1.3 million pixels. The scoreboard also features an illuminated UCO logo on the front of the display and Bronchos channel lettering on the rear side. Set at the south end of the stadium above a rocky waterfall, the aesthetics give Richison Stadium one of the most interesting looks in college football.
SNA Displays also provided two end-zone LED ribbons that line the entryway to the university’s Sports Performance Center on the north end of the field. Both ribbon boards are approximately 90 feet long.
“Richison Stadium is considered one of the finest NCAA Division II football stadiums,” says Jason Helton, executive vice president at SNA Displays. “This digital upgrade cements that reputation, further enhancing the game-day experience for the Bronchos faithful.”