Tonightâ€™s volleyball match featuring CSU and TCU will mark the debut of a new scoreboard system at Moby Arena.
Installed during the last two weeks while the volleyball team was on the road, the new scoreboard will feature a four-sided video screen above center court. There will also be new stat boards at each end of the arena as well as new scoreboards on the concourse level.
The total budget for the project was $1 million. According to associate athletic director Doug Max, the funding for the project came from a loan by the CSU Research Foundation.
The new board will provide the university with the opportunity to sell sponsorships, which will in turn repay the loan.
No student fees were used to help finance the project.
The old scoreboard, installed in 1995, experienced many technical issues over the last several years, and the university felt a need to upgrade to a new system to put the scoreboard at Moby on par with other Mountain West Conference institutions.
The new scoreboard is expected to add to the in-game atmosphere at Moby Arena.
It can provide replays, player profiles and sponsor messages. The video board acts as a big screen television, meaning it could be used for remote broadcasts of games the Rams play away from home.
â€œIt makes for a better fan experience,â€ Max said. â€œWe will have things to get the crowd going. It improves the venue and Colorado State.â€
Players are certainly excited to see the upgrade and play in the upgraded facility.
â€œThe scoreboard is going to be an exciting thing,â€ said Danielle Minch, a senior outside hitter for the volleyball team. â€œWe canâ€™t wait to play with it.â€
Volleyball Beat Reporter Kevin Lytle can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.