Saint Leo partners with Vantage LED for Bowman improvements

Saint Leo partners with Vantage LED for Bowman improvements

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo University Athletics has partnered with Vantage LED, ElectroMech, and OAI to transform the Marion Bowman Activities Center, home of Saint Leo men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball programs.

Two 8' x 14' LED video displays from Vantage LED were installed at either end of the Bowman Center, along with new LED ElectroMech scoreboards. Installation of the boards began in mid-December, and the project was completed earlier this week. The twin, 12mm-pitch LED video displays are capable of displaying both pre-produced and live video content, and are capable of zoned content – one large image, or multiple windows to show a variety of content ranging from live video to video replays to sponsorship messages.

New LED scoreboards for the time, period, and score were also installed at each end of the Bowman Center.

Much of the funding for the new LED video displays was provided through a generous gift from Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, with additional gifts covering the balance of the project cost.

“I want to thank Florida Hospital Zephyrhills for their generous and continued support of Saint Leo University Athletics,” said Francis X. Reidy, Saint Leo’s director of athletics. “These new video displays in the Bowman Center will dramatically enhance the game-day experience for our fans, and will give our student-athletes in men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball an exciting new home court advantage.”

In addition to the new scoreboards and twin LED video displays, the south seating in the Bowman Center was reconfigured to provide better sight lines behind the player benches and the scorer’s table. The lower portion of the newly rearranged seating was then covered with branded wraps from OAI Visual Branding, providing a bold statement of the Saint Leo brand for Bowman Center visitors as well as webcast viewers on SaintLeoLions.com.

“We have long been committed to taking the steps needed to keep our facilities among the finest in Division II, and providing our student-athletes with top notch venues in which they can train and compete,” said Reidy. “Our volleyball and basketball teams have enjoyed a lot of success in recent years, and these improvements will keep the Bowman Center at the forefront of facilities in our conference.
I want to see the Bowman Center become the toughest gym for opponents in all of Division II.”

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