Xfinity Arena at Everett’s New $700k Scoreboard To Debut Saturday Night

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You can see the new scoreboard for yourself as the Silvertips home opener is Saturday night.

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There are two message rings. One above and one below the video screen.

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The video quality is far superior to the old scoreboard.

Everett residents will get a chance to see the new $700,000.00 scoreboard inside Xfinity Arena in downtown Everett Saturday night as the Everett Silvertips open their 2015-2016 season.

The City of Everett loaned the Everett Public Facilities District that owns and operates the arena $665,000 earlier this year to replace the original scoreboard which was outdated and unable to be serviced.

Today Economic Alliance Snohomish County treated business members to a sneak peek of the scoreboard and on the left are a few photos taken by MyEverettNews.com.

This afternoon the Everett Silvertips and Spectra by Comcast Spectacor put out the following joint press release on the new display…

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, the providers of both Venue Management and Ticketing and Fan Engagement to the XFINITY Arena at Everett and the Everett Public Facilities District (EPFD), will unveil the largest enhancement in venue history, a new LED scoreboard, at the Everett Silvertips 2015-16 home opener on Saturday, October 10.

Designed to upgrade fan experiences, the center hung scoreboard display includes four main LED video displays measuring more than 14’ wide by 11’ high with angled visibility ensuring great visuals from any seat in the house. The variable content zoning technology allows for multiple images to be displayed on the screen at once, including statistics, graphics, in-game promotions, instant replays and live video.

“The addition of this new technology will redefine XFINITY Arena’s guest experience and engagement at Silvertips games and other sporting events,” said Spectra’s Rick Comeau, General Manager at XFINITY Arena. “This innovation will also drive bottom-line impact for the EPFD through increased event bookings from international events like Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, where high-end technology is necessary to professionally stage their events.”

Two LED rings border the video displays, measuring 2.5’ high and 14’ in diameter, to display corporate sponsorship messages driving incremental revenue for the EPFD. Channel lettering above the top ring prominently displays the naming rights partner, XFINITY Arena. A secondary scoreboard has been installed at the east end of the Arena, measuring 19.5’ wide by more than 7’ high, displaying time, score, shots on goal, penalty time and other game statistics in real time.

“We appreciate the collaboration with the EPFD, Spectra, the City of Everett and the investment to enhance the overall game day atmosphere,” said Zoran Rajcic, Executive Vice President and Assistant General Manager for the Everett Silvertips. “The new scoreboard, coupled with the installation of LED lighting prior to last season, will make for an unforgettable experience every time a Tips fan attends a game.”

The existing scoreboard was dismantled in August and has been donated to Everett Public Schools for use in middle and high school gymnasiums.

The project was designed by The Rock Group, in partnership with OES and Lighthouse Technologies, global leaders in providing customized technology for stadiums, arenas and ballparks, including Safeco Field.

The Everett Silvertips face off for their first 2015-16 home game on Saturday, October 10 at 7:05 pm. Tickets are available now through the XFINITY Arena at Everett Box Office, charge by phone 866.332.8499, and online at xfinityarenaeverett.com. USA Gymnastics is expected to announce the Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships (April 8-10, 2016) ticket on sale date within the coming weeks.


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8 Responses to “Xfinity Arena at Everett’s New $700k Scoreboard To Debut Saturday Night”

  1. Joe Hockey Says:

    How does the “community rink” pick and choose who they allow to use the facility? I have been part of an adult Sunday morning group that has skated there since day 1 of opening. The Everett Youth Hockey League has now expanded where the “community rink” has taken away our 11 year old ice time and given to the kids? Our money is no longer good? Where else can we go and play now? So much for spending any of my money in Everett anymore, I will take the train to Kent and support the Seattle Thunderbirds who were here first anyway!!!!! No more beers and food in the local places around the “community rink”. This “community” does not want us or our money.

  2. Laura Reed Says:

    Yes, the city of Everett was running a budget deficit. They cut the library outreach department, cut library hours, sold the outreach van, and I believe cut parks and public workers hours, as well. They also went on a hiring freeze.

    This saved them money and in 2015 they were back in black.

    But that’s no excuse to approve this monstrosity on a building that the city is going to be paying for for another 20+ years, and is having trouble turning a profit. Especially following a few bad budget years.

    I’m all for investing in entertainment and the local economy, but it has to be done so intelligently. The Arena has potential. If properly managed, it can be more than a place for poorly attended Home Shows and ice skating. The problem here is that we’re using public money to pay for fancy things a private company should be making, or at least be heavily involved in, while the profits from the arena get privatized.

    And with a few presses of my keyboard, any chance of me being on the good side of certain people went out the window.

  3. Shelley Says:

    “The existing scoreboard was dismantled in August and has been donated to Everett Public Schools for use in middle and high school gymnasiums.”

    I thought we were told by the XFINITY Arena Board of Directors (http://xfinityarenaeverett.com/AboutUs.ashx?p=1107) at city council meetings in the spring of 2014, when they were debating huge budget deficits, that this scoreboard was outdated and parts were not available or too expensive. If this is true, why was this donated?

    I am going to review city council meetings concerning this. Would be a great question at the Candidate Forum on Thursday, October 22nd at Evergreen Middle School. 6:30 – 8:30pm

  4. Eleanore Says:

    Advocating violence is just stupid, great comment Laura.

  5. Kevin Says:

    Come on Laura mellow out. You just have to go across the street on Broadway to see bums sleeping in business’s doorways. Between the periods of hockey games you can 2 of them to fight for $20 to the winner. We need to get that on the big screen for between period entertainment !!!!! Now that’s taxpayer $$$$ at work !!!!!

  6. Laura Reed Says:

    Cool. I love it when the city has their priorities straight. We didn’t need the library outreach program that brought joy to the elderly and disabled, or those pesky parks workers. We just need shiny new toys to distract us from the homeless sleeping on the streets literally a few blocks away.

    What kind of society are we?

  7. Eleanore Says:

    The city loaned them the money for the sign do they intend on paying it back?

  8. Eleanore Says:

    So my car tabs did fund the new scoreboard!!