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Citadel News Service
13 Oct 2014

Taking it up a notch: new video scoreboard at McAlister Field House

Thanks to a generous gift from the Class of 1964, The Citadel has installed a new video scoreboard at McAlister Field House. It will be oficially dedicated homecoming weekend.

The board will significantly enhance the multi-purpose facility, which serves as the home for the Bulldogs’ basketball, volleyball and wrestling programs as well as major campus lectures and events such as Commencement, the ring ceremony, and Greater Issues addresses.

“We are excited to unveil the new video replay board at McAlister Fieldhouse as an amenity that all Bulldog fans will enjoy during basketball and volleyball matches,” said Citadel Director of Athletics Jim Senter. “The board is a wonderful example of how much people care about the college. The generosity of Citadel Alumni, especially the Class of ’64, made this a reality that everyone can experience and appreciate. The venue is a multi-use facility; therefore, the new board will impact the entire college.”

The AdArt brand scoreboard, measuring roughly 13-feet-high by 23-feet-wide, includes four widescreen high-definition video displays. The video scoreboards will enhance the fan’s experience at home events, including live stats and in-game replays.

At the bottom of the scoreboard is a rotating 16mm circular LED ribbon board. Mounted on each of the four corners of the scoreboard are seven-foot-high handmade renditions of The Citadel’s “Spike” logos, complete with shako. Fans will also have a view of Spike located on the bottom with a suspended display.

In addition, smaller video scoreboards were placed on the second floor behind each basket of McAlister Field House.

This project was funded by the members of the Class of 1964, which has raised in excess of $2.3 million for this and other campus needs in celebration of its 50th reunion at Homecoming this year. The class’s generosity is recognized by two panels that read “Class of 64” on the scoreboard.

The scoreboard will be dedicated in a class reunion campaign recognition ceremony honoring the fundraising efforts of the Classes of 1964, 1974, 1989 and 2004.

Presided over by Citadel President Lt. Gen. John Rosa, the ceremony will be held on the third floor of McAlister Field House on Friday, November 7, at 2:00 p.m., as part of the college’s 2014 Homecoming festivities.

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