Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, University of Arkansas
ATHLETIC TRAINING FACILITIES, COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC FACILITIES
In a visionary project, the University of Arkansas undertook the renovation and north end zone expansion at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, as well as installing a central video production facility at Bud Walton Arena to provide in-venue video board and SEC network production for the entire athletics campus. For Razorback Stadium, a new north end zone expansion is in progress which includes new LED video displays, broadcast provisions, club rooms, suite, concourse and locker room areas audio/video systems. At Bud Walton Arena, three control rooms were constructed with a shared equipment room, one studio, an audio booth, a slow motion replay room, a camera shade room and an extensive video editing/archiving component. Key to the project was working with the campus to obtain the necessary fiber optic infrastructure and venue production cabling to connect the control room to the football stadium and a number of venues around campus including baseball, softball, soccer, gymnastics, volleyball, indoor track and outdoor track. Fiber optic equipment was specified to light up the infrastructure in order for a centralized production to occur for each venue. The Bud Walton video control room went live on August 14, 2014 with the inaugural SEC Network broadcast of the women’s soccer game.
SCOPE OF DESIGN SERVICES
– Broadcast & Video Production System Design
– Scoreboards/Video Display Systems