Friday, July 29, 2011

New Scoreboard Leaked


Fans have been asking for a new scoreboard at SBP for years, and it appears that their prayers have been answered, with the new scoreboard having been leaked by Anthony James Partners, a company who design scoreboards for pro and college teams. They have designed scoreboards for other well known pro teams like the Green Bay Packers, the Buffalo Bills and the Charlotte Bobcats. The new scoreboard brings us up to speed with most of the other arenas and appears to be quite similar to the one at the Bell Centre.



Here's a closer view of the supposed new scoreboard, which makes me laugh because they felt a picture of Matt Carkner skating backwards was the best way to show off the new screen, and secondly that this game is clearly on the road and not at Scotiabank Place. Details people, it's all in the details.

As far as the screen goes, I can't really complain. It's without a doubt a significant upgrade to what we currently have, and directly contradicts what we were told last September in regards to a new scoreboard for the 2012 ASG in the Capital.



If you're interested in the more technical aspect, here is a basic blueprint of the different areas of the new scoreboard. Either way, I'm excited that we will have something a lot better to watch replays on and it should add quite a bit to the game experience at SBP.

Many of us have been campaigning to have this and hopefully this will be installed for the new season, or at least for the ASG. It seems the organization is going through a lot of changes in every area at the moment, and most appear to be for the better, including this move.

Thoughts on the new scoreboard?


UPDATE @ 1pm Friday July 29th:

Interesting to note that someone from the Sens orgnaization clearly made a call to Anthony James this morning due to this post, as the scoreboard post for the Senators is no longer on their website and has been removed. It now only says coming soon with our logo. Busted! Seems like conclusive proof to me that they didn't want us to know about it and that it is indeed coming. Here's a screengrab of what it looks like now.



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14 comments:

blehst said...

Excited, yet worried that it won't be ready for the season start.

Anonymous said...

It shouldn't take too long to put up a scoreboard...should it?

Anonymous said...

Good point on Melnyk not being straight with the fans....

Placing bets now that this will be the shortest re-build ever and Melnyk starts dishing out the big $'s to UFA's next year....

senatorsman1200 said...

I LOVE this scoreboard!
One question though...where would the scores/penalties go? :s Since there's Canadian Tire, and Tim Horton's logos on there, is there room for it?

Stephen Smith said...

@senatorsman1200

It's a screen you can break into many individual parts should you choose.

The scores will likely go where canadian tire is during play as it's a screen as well or at th ebottom where timmies is.

all 3 levels are led screens so they can play around with it

Senatorsman1200 said...

Oh, interesting! :D I'd love this...the one we have now...it's not HD, and the screen is so small, compared the rest of the Jumbotron! :D I'm SO looking forward to this!

Good work, Mayor! :D Stuff like this is why I love coming to this site! (: Thank you.

Stephen Smith said...

not a problem Sens1200 - Im glad you enjoy the site, thanks for reading and yes the HD screen should be amazing.

Especially since it's one panel instead of the 20 tv's put together with lines and seams in the middle like we're used to

Senatorsman1200 said...

LOLWHAT? 20 tv's put together? xDDDD WOW
I was unaware that was how it was made 0.0
How come you were able to find this? I went to the "anthony James Partners" site, and it said it was "coming soon" :P

Stephen Smith said...

Since my post has been up all day they have taken it down that's why.

I imagine it was supposed to be a surprise and now that attention has been brought to it, the Sens prob called and told them to take it down would be my guess

Anonymous said...

I disagree with the anonymous comment about Melnyk not being straight with the fans. He may have very well decided last year he wasn't going to buy a new scoreboard, but changed his mind, and for the better I might add. You are allowed to change your mind from time to time.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Your on the OTTAWA SUN for having to leaked this...

Good Job bro.... You've arrived!

Zombie said...

I've been inside the current score board and it's not 20 tv, that was the one before this one. It is made up of what looks like LEDs, it's just not as big and not as advanced as what the other cities had.
Hopefully this is happaning cause out of all the pro rings I have been in ours is by far the worst.

senatorsman1200 said...

Don't the Detroit Red Wings have the same one as us though?

cbtomkins said...

Okay i have been to TO, Pittsburgh(newest arena), and Ottawa. Now comparing to one that is supposed to be the most profitable team in the NHL and one that is the Newest designed arena in the league. The Bank is by far my favourite.. i am a bit biased but first off we have bars and restaurants in ours with fantastic staff and great character. I've never had a bad seat at the SBP. This new scoreboard looks like the same one Pittsburgh has which is the same as Buffalo's... its a beauty! happy for the addition but it only makes our arena that much better. I do gotta say this though it was a wakeup in pitts to hear the fans go nuts like they did. We need to get louder!