Fan Experience Upgrades

Ohio University | Athens , Ohio
Peden Stadium Videoboard Replacement & Speaker Upgrades | OSPORTS provided architectural and engineering design services for the replacement of OU's existing fixed configuration/fixed digit scoreboard system. The new direct view LED videoboard is approximately 38’ x 20’ and consist of 16mm LED pixel pitch modules for a resolution of 384 x 704. This is mounted to the existing iconic brick archway that has been an established monument of the facility for many years bringing together the new cutting edge technology and merging it with the historical value that is befitting the oldest stadium in the Mid-American Conference.
The new sound system allowed OSPORTS + Osborn to provide a speaker design that leveraged a distributed speaker layout surrounding the stadium. This distribution of speakers are powered by 36,800 watts of amplification and driven by both a state of the art digital mixing console and digital signal processors. All equipment locations are interconnected by a fiber optic network of “Dante” audio network devices providing for virtually infinite reconfiguration as the system and the facility begin to realize non-football game day applications.
Convocation Center Scoreboard | OSPORTS completed the structural engineering and technology component analysis to review the existing Convocation Center dome roof structure for support of a proposed new center hung scoreboard and sound system. The dome roof provides for an elegant long span arena roof construction. After a full finite analysis, the study indicated that the existing compression ring at the top of the dome structure becomes overstressed and once inner ring members are added to align with the rib elements, the dome roof structure is better able to distribute loads throughout. This increased distribution of loads allows for a new center hung score-board to be installed. Reviewing different scoreboard and speaker system options, a new center hung scoreboard approximately 12,000 pounds in weight with a system of speakers approximately 4,200 pounds in weight may be hung from the dome roof structure after installation of new inner compression ring steel members are installed.