TS Sports/Lighthouse Selected as Scoreboard Provider

April 5, 2011

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Athletics Department has partnered with TS Sports/Lighthouse for its scoreboard replacement project. TS Sports/Lighthouse will be providing new state-of-the-art video displays and scoring systems at Michigan Stadium, Crisler Arena and Yost Ice Arena.

"We are excited to partner with TS Sports on new, state-of-the-art scoreboards for our three largest venues," said U-M director of athletics Dave Brandon. "Our goal is to set a new, higher standard for our fans' viewing experience and the game day atmosphere we create in our venues. These boards will be an important first step in achieving that goal."

TS Sports/Lighthouse is a leading LED video board company that specializes in video displays, scoring systems, installation and long-term service. Its turn-key visual solutions are created for a variety of applications including outdoor stadiums, indoor arenas, collegiate facilities and professional venues.

TS Sports/Lighthouse recently installed video display systems at American Airlines Center, home of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and the NHL's Dallas Stars. The Bradley Center, home of the Milwaukee Bucks, also recently chose TS Sports for its system. On the college front, TS Sports has recently completed projects at the University of Oregon, University of Connecticut and Ohio State University.

Michigan Stadium

The demolition and removal of the existing video boards began in March. Over the next several months, TS Sports will install in both end zones of Michigan Stadium LED screens that will be 40 percent larger than the previous system. The new video screens will be 47 feet tall by 85 feet wide. The Big House upgrade will be completed in August prior to the 2011 season.

"TS Sports is very excited about partnering with the University of Michigan on their LED video display upgrades," said president and CEO Garry Waldrum. "Michigan Stadium features our new Impact 16 video product from Lighthouse Technologies. The Impact 16 will provide Wolverine fans with the latest technology and clearest video image in college sports."

The new video display at the "Big House" features:

• Two Lighthouse Impact 16 video displays measuring more than 4,000 square feet each
      » Resolution: 900 x 1632
• New custom scoring system
• New custom system enclosure
      » Size: 62' (h) x 108' (w)

Crisler Arena

In conjunction with Phase I of the Crisler Arena renovations, TS Sports will replace the current center-hung scoreboard that was installed in 1998.

"The new video system at Crisler Arena is a basketball fan's dream," said TS Sports vice president of sales Matt Ritter. "The system will feature 14 LED video displays from Lighthouse Technology tracking all major events throughout the game -- instant replays, fan shots, hustle stats, animations, graphics and much more."

The new center-hung at Crisler Arena will consist of 14 LED video displays:

  • Four 12' x 16.8' Pi10 10mm main displays
  • Four 6.28' x 16.8' Pi10 10mm scoring displays
  • Four 6.28' x 6.3' Pi10 10mm advertising displays
  • One 2.1' x 81.9' Pi10 10mm top video ring display
  • One 2.1' x 44.1' Pi10 10mm bottom video ring display

Yost Ice Arena

For the first time in its history Yost Ice Arena will get a facelift that will include LED video displays for the arena.

The new center-hung at Yost Ice Arena will consist of nine LED video displays:

  • Four 13' x 16.8' Pi10 main displays
  • Four 12.5' x 6'6' F16 corner displays
  • One 2.5' x 75.59' F16 video ring display

Michigan Sports Television Production Studio

The project also includes the conversion to high-definition video equipment. Due to the construction at Crisler Arena, the Michigan Sports Television Production Studio, which manages and controls the video boards, will be relocated to Michigan Stadium until the arena is completed in 2013-14.

About TS Sports:

TS Sports, founded in 1997 and based in Dallas, Texas, is an electronic video board supplier that provides state-of-the art light-emitting diode (LED) technology. TS Sports' innovative video boards are of the highest quality in the industry, and the company prides itself on being a unique "one-stop shop" for its customers. TS Sports also installs and services scoreboards, advertising panels, electronic message centers, sound systems, control rooms, and advertising and naming rights. The company works with clients on projects from start to finish beginning with the design stage, then production and finally installation. Post installation, TS Sports offers the best service and response times in the industry. For more information about TS Sports, please visit www.ts-sports.com.

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