Saturday, November 17, 2012

'New Look' Temple Hoops Team Debuts Tonight

A "new look" Temple men's basketball team will make its home debut in a "new look" Liacouras Center Saturday (tonight) November 17 at 8 p.m. when the Cherry and White host the Rice Owls (8:00 p.m./OwlAccess/1210 AM WPHT).  Temple women's basketball team (2-1) opens the evening with a game against Northeastern (5:00 p.m./OwlAccess).  It is Temple's only men's/women's doubleheader of the season.

The Owls will take the court under a new center-hung scoreboard, which will bring more than 1800 square feet of dynamic content, including live action, replays, game animations, team logos, student athlete introductions and real-time statistics to the 10,200 seat venue. Complementing the center-hung scoreboard will be a new ANC Sports' LED ribbon system spread across the Liacouras Center's 200 Level fa├žade.

Temple University and ANC Sports Enterprises formed a multiyear partnership to enhance the fan experience at The Liacouras Center through the new video system which will also feature high-definition quality visuals across more than 1.7 million pixels.  ANC Sports spearhead the design, installation and operation of the new display system.  The center-hung structure will also include four ANC Sports' scoring LED displays capable of full motion graphics, each measuring more than 3 feet high and 10 feet wide. Floating beneath the scoring matrixes on the center-hung structure will be an ANC Sports' LED ring which will display animated University branding, crowd prompts and sponsor acknowledgments.   The new signage expands ANC's relationship with Temple University, which began featuring the company's DLP® Courtside Signage for events at the Liacouras Center in 2007. 

“Temple University is committed to creating a lively venue atmosphere for its student-athletes, students, alumni and fans,” said Bill DradshawTemple University's Director of Athletics. “This new display system will create an emotional environment at the Liacouras Center which will change how sports, music, graduation and other events are experienced on our campus.” 
Richard Rumer, Associate Vice President for Business Services at Temple University, and Fran Rodowicz, General Manager of the Liacouras Center, concurred, " We are excited about the impact the new board will have on the overall fan experience both at our basketball games with videos and replays as well as the impact on some of the other quality events hosted at the Liacouras Center."

ANC Sports Enterprises, LLC, is the industry leader in team and venue services, providing integrated signage, design, and marketing solutions for sports and commercial facilities. ANC Sports and its divisions: ANC Technologies, ANC Design, and ANC Marketing, offer Light Emitting Diode (LED), rotational and fixed visual displays; advanced media control systems; signage operation and maintenance; advertising sales and marketing consultation; graphic design; and printing production.

The Liacouras Center, a 10,200 seat multi-purpose venue located on Temple University's campus, is positioned along the Avenue of the Arts in Center City, Philadelphia.  The venue serves the Temple student body of 37,000 students and the city of Philadelphia as a full entertainment arena featuring concerts, family shows, Temple Men's and Women's Basketball games and more.  Most recently, The Liacouras Center was named one of the busiest arenas in the world by Venues Today, finishing 14th in the world and 10th in the United States for the Mid-Year 2012 rankings, among venues with 10,000 seats and under.  Approaching a monumental year, The Liacouras Center will celebrate its 15 year anniversary this year of providing quality entertainment to the city of Philadelphia.

Global Spectrum ( manages the Liacouras Center, as well as more than 100 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world's largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.

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