“It was time to make the upgrades at Mariucci and Williams Arenas,” said Associate Athletic Director for Facilities Scott Ellison in a news release. “Golden Gopher fans are not only passionate about the athletic programs but also the facilities. We understand the importance of game presentation as it pertains to each fan's experience.”
The new scoreboards will be similar, but larger (the one at Williams will be 11 feet, 7 inches tall and 13 feet, 8 inches wide, and will have an LED ring above and below the main video board. The current scoreboard has already been removed.
The total cost for the additions for both arenas is around $8 million, and about $1 million of that will come from the reseating project.
Marcus Fuller joined the Star Tribune in 2016 after 11 years covering Gophers sports – and just about every other team and league in town -- for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Before making the Twin Cities his home, Marcus spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Marcus grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State. Follow Fuller on Twitter @Marcus_R_Fuller.
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