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.