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New video board for Convo
06-26-2018 03:12 PM
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Nice!!
06-26-2018 04:10 PM
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NIU raking Toledo over the coals.
06-26-2018 04:29 PM
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Looks fantastic! Can't wait to see it in November.
06-26-2018 06:14 PM
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I mentioned doing this several times in the last year. The dog pound said I was stupid it isn’t a priority and it won’t help generate business for the convo. B.S. it’s the best sports venue at NIU and with this video screen the convo is at a power5 conference level!
06-26-2018 06:51 PM
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(06-26-2018 06:51 PM)dekalb222 Wrote:  I mentioned doing this several times in the last year. The dog pound said I was stupid it isn’t a priority and it won’t help generate business for the convo. B.S. it’s the best sports venue at NIU and with this video screen the convo is at a power5 conference level!


Will it bring more revenue to the Convo? Possibly. Will it bring more people to watch NIU basketball? No.

It's a great looking board and it's sorely needed. Now we'll be able to see the video and read the words on the screen.
06-26-2018 06:59 PM
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I believe it will bring more people, mainly students. It will give the basketball games more of a big time feel to them. The players already are pumped for it. Not only will you be able to see things but it will be much louder during games and the graphics will get the crowd more engaged! I hope we can see some positive Sean Frazier messages as he was extremely instrumental in getting this done!
06-26-2018 07:30 PM
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I don't think it immediately brings in more fans, but having a much better/more modern video screen helps those that do attend a game see it as a 1st-class experience, and are more likely to come back. Stuff like video screens matters for the local/casual fans.
06-27-2018 12:13 AM
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I feel that having a new video board takes away the Saturday morning middle school tournament feel we have grown to love at the Convo.
06-27-2018 06:47 AM
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It is nice and definitely was needed however it will not bring any fans to the Convo. Winning will do that! Who decides to go to a sporting event because there is a new scoreboard or jumbo screen? I personally look forward to seeing it but anyone who thinks this will change the atmosphere in the Convo is sadly going to be disappointed. Would like to see improvements to the football stadium as well. Not necessarily scoreboard related but making it more fan friendly would help! Football is the main revenue generator and should be more of a priority in my opinion.
06-27-2018 06:56 AM
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Flair6, I disagree with mostly everything you said. The scoreboard is going to make the game day experience much better. Along with winning which NIU does a lot at home will help attendance. It will also be a big positive thing with the players. Football is the no. 1 priority but you cannot just neglect everything else. NIU now has a power5 conference level basketball arena. Great job! Sean Frazier!
06-27-2018 07:26 AM
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(06-27-2018 07:26 AM)dekalb222 Wrote:  Flair6, I disagree with mostly everything you said. The scoreboard is going to make the game day experience much better. Along with winning which NIU does a lot at home will help attendance. It will also be a big positive thing with the players. Football is the no. 1 priority but you cannot just neglect everything else. NIU now has a power5 conference level basketball arena. Great job! Sean Frazier!

222, I agree with most of what you are saying. It will certainly enhance the experience for the fans—-and I really hope that it is placed so that one doesn’t have to almost lay back to look at it. Not only the quality was poor before but it was hard to look at.

Also, I really don’t see how a video board changes the Convo to a power 5 level arena.....nicer yes....but I’m really not too sure how it makes seats better, locker rooms better etc.

Also, minor disagreement here—-your posts have hailed Frazier as wonderful and he did a great job getting this in. Very nice, yes....but if we even consider this as a great get by our director of athletics, we are really searching for the good. Five or six years in this should be normal operations not something that we think is great.

Again, I agree with most of your statements—-just maybe a little too much excitement for a scoreboard.
06-27-2018 08:25 AM
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It might result in a very slight bump in attendance, since people will be able to look at the scoreboard without getting a headache from trying to read blurry words. I will be very glad to have that.
06-27-2018 10:22 AM
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The project will be funded initially through NIU Convocation Center reserves. NIU Athletics will be specifically responsible for repaying these funds over the course of the next several years.

Interesting.
06-27-2018 11:31 AM
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The current one is SOOO...bad.

This is gonna be like when I finally replaced my 27” tube TV with a “flat screen”. 03-old
06-27-2018 02:37 PM
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Maybe more concerts will come here.
06-27-2018 03:25 PM
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(06-27-2018 02:37 PM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  The current one is SOOO...bad.

This is gonna be like when I finally replaced my 27” tube TV with a “flat screen”. 03-old

LOL I remember that...when I got my new TV I could not believe what I had been putting up with up to that point.
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(06-27-2018 04:31 PM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(06-27-2018 02:37 PM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  The current one is SOOO...bad.

This is gonna be like when I finally replaced my 27” tube TV with a “flat screen”. 03-old

LOL I remember that...when I got my new TV I could not believe what I had been putting up with up to that point.


I refuse to cross over. My black-and-white floor model tube TV was good enough for my parents in the 1950's and it's damn good enough for me too. Buying aluminum foil for the antenna does get expensive, however.
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Milwaukee Pilot, the reason I’m calling the convo and it’s new video screen power5 conference level is, if NIU went to the big12 we would not need a new basketball arena. If NIU went to the big10 we wouldn’t need a new basketball arena. If Duke can play in the ACC in their arena then NIU could play in the ACC in the convo
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Sounds like a significant upgrade in game day experience. Can't see it not bringing in a few extra bodies as word gets out.

Hope it attracts a few more solid concerts in the coming years as well.

I can still taste the peach schnapps from the 19__ UB40 performance at Chick Evans. Good stuff.
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