Sunday, June 2, 2013

Owen Sound Attack adding new Scoreclock to the Bayshore

Press Release

The Owen Sound Attack, in partnership with the City of Owen Sound is pleased to announce that a new, state of the art video scoreclock will be installed in the JD McArthur Arena at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre. Earlier this month an agreement was reached between the Attack and the City of Owen Sound with regards to the purchasing and operation of the new clock, however; the Attack held off on an official announcement until the services of a manufacturer were officially secured.

Media Resources International Inc., a Canadian LED and scoreboard manufacturer for over forty years will be building and installing the new video scoreclock at the Bayshore.

“The new video screens will be the highest resolution of any video display in the OHL. It will feature four 16:9 HD format 6mm pitch video boards, four full function fixed digit scoreboards, a full video control system allowing multi-function use, and an LED ring display to allow shots on goal and out of town scores for ideal spectator interaction.”, stated Jim Mitchell, representative from Media Resources International Inc. “Media Resources is looking forward to the partnership with the Owen Sound Attack and updating their scoreboards using our modern video scoreboard display technology.”

The Attack began the process of looking into a new video score clock early last fall, but with the low roof height, there was a lot of extra thought and work involved in designing a clock that would suit the building without sacrificing picture quality or sightlines.

In addition to the new video scoreclock, the Attack will also be upgrading the facilities sounds system by replacing the current speakers with brand new ones and adding additional speakers around the facility.

“To say that our organization is excited about this would be an understatement.”, stated Attack Co-Owner, Paul MacDermid. “This will change the fan experience dramatically on game nights. Our fans deserve this more than anything”.

The addition of the video clock and upgraded PA system will mean other cosmetic changes to the building as well. A new video control room will be constructed in the northwest corner of the building that will house the video board operator and the PA Announcer for Attack games. The removal of the music and the PA from the current press box will allow for more accredited press to have proper seating in the press box and the scrolling signs on the front of the press box and private suites will also be removed and replaced with advertising signage.

The City of Owen Sound, through Pepsi will contribute $125,000.00 to the project, which will cover most of the “clock” portion of the project. The $125,000.00 is part of Pepsi’s agreement with the City to be the exclusive soft drink supplier at City events and buildings. Owen Sound taxpayers are not responsible for any costs associated with the project as the Attack organization will be responsible the remainder of the costs, both with the clock, video panels and construction of the video control room.

“The new video score clock at the Bayshore Community Center will significantly enhance the experience for Attacks fans and other users of the facility. We are very proud of our Owen Sound Attack OHL Team and grateful for Pespi’s significant financial contribution.”, said Owen Sound Mayor, Deborah Haswell.

The new video clock will feature promos, advertising opportunities and most importantly, instant replay on goals, penalties etc.

“It will be a big change for everyone.”, said Brent Fisher, Attack Director of Marketing and Public Relations. “The addition of the new video control/PA room will allow the PA Announcer and the Video Board operator to work together, uninterrupted to provide fans the best experience.”

The installation of the video score clock will happen prior to Attack Training Camp.

Businesses looking to inquire about advertising opportunities on the new video score clock should contact Brent Fisher in the Attack office by calling (519) 371-7452 or by emailing brentfisher@bmts.com .

 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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