Full Colour Scoreboards - Keeping Up with Your Rivals
When Oxford United's managing director, Greig Box Turnbull, visited Barnet FC's stadium in north London for an away game, he was impressed by their new full colour LED scoreboard. Installed in 2014 by LEDsynergy the scoreboard at Barnet's 'The Hive' stadium has become an invaluable addition to the ground, not only as a scoreboard but as an information and advertising board bringing in its own revenue helping it pay for itself.
Greig Box Turnbull said "When I went to Barnet last year it caught my attention, we looked at the figures and we are hoping to get a sponsor that will cover the cost". Well that dream became a reality for Oxford United FC this summer when LEDsynergy installed a full colour LED scoreboard to their ground. A stunning 5.1 x 1.6 mt LED screen with slightly higher resolution than Barnet.
During the "non season' period this year we also installed identical LED scroreboards at Guiseley AFC in West Yorkshire and Boreham Wood FC in Hertfordshire amongst others. LEDsynergy have installed LED scoreboards the length and breath of the UK, from simple LED digit scoreboards to full colour video boards depending on the Club’s needs and of course budget!
Football, rugby and other clubs up and down the country are undergoing a quiet revolution when it comes to adopting the latest generation of digital full colour LED displays, and it’s no longer just the big league teams that are now buying into this technology. With advancements in LED technology over the past few years prices have been driven down to within the reaches of the smaller clubs.
Full colour displays of about 1 to 1.5m in height and 5 metres in length are proving to be the most popular but they can be supplied to meet any particular size requirements. Each display is driven from a connected PC using a simple software programme that is also supplied during the installation. In addition to the traditional scoreboard function, the boards are typically used to provide information on future club events, fixtures, news, traffic details, and even personalised information like birthday wishes and club raffle prize winners.
“The interactive nature of these colour LED displays means that the supporters look at them far more frequently during a match and also take in much more of the information being displayed, which is what makes them a powerful information delivery and advertising medium,” explained Jeremy Harwood of LEDsynergy. “We’ve also received a number of comments via the clubs about spectators that are either hard of hearing or profoundly deaf saying that they feel more included as until now much of this information was previously only broadcast over the club’s PA system.”
Jeremy Harwood concluded: “Our cost effective package and installation service means that clubs can be up and running relatively quickly. We also regularly provide advice on how to achieve the best results for advertising content and the additional revenue this can generate for the clubs can quickly pay for all the equipment required.”