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The new displays were able to be hung onto the old framework, but the actual display size is double what it was, the university says.

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Danville, Illinois-based LED sign maker Watchfire Signs announces that the University of West Georgia has chosen it to install a four-sided, center hung display, as well as a new wall display, in The Coliseum, one of the largest indoor arenas and event spaces in the entire state of Georgia.

The 4mm center hung display measures 9.5′ x 17′, and replaces a 12mm fixed digit scoreboard with a video display component. The 6mm wall display, located in the end zone area, measures 15.1′ x 28.4′.

The Coliseum, located on the Carrollton, Georgia, campus, is home to the University of West Georgia’s indoor sports teams-called the Wolfies-including men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball, as well as cheerleading. The 6,500-seat facility also hosts events, including university and high school commencements, concerts, and high school athletic playoffs and championships.

The university was able to retrofit the original jumbotron frame with the new displays. “The overall size of the center hung display didn’t change, but we doubled the size of the digital message center on each side simply by eliminating the fixed digit portion,” says Trent Ross, director of The Coliseum.

The university selected SignWorks Pro of Carrollton to design, fabricate and install the signs, and it was SignWorks that chose Watchfire.

“We’ve been a Watchfire authorized dealer for more than 15 years, and appreciate Watchfire’s quality and outstanding service,” says Adam Billingsly, chief operations officer of SignWorks. “Watchfire’s products are reliable, and their support and service are very responsive.”

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Tony Kindelspire is the former digital content editor of Sign & Digital Graphics & WRAPS magazines.

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