LBSU to install nation’s biggest video screen for college arena

Things will be a little bit bigger at Long Beach State compared to other college men’s volleyball venues starting next season.

Long Beach State announced Wednesday that it will begin installing in Walter Pyramid the nation’s largest wall-mounted video scoreboard for an on-campus college arena.


The 60-foot long video screen will be located on the south wall of the Walter Pyramid. In addition, the new stadium feature is scheduled to be unveiled Nov. 15 — almost two months before the Long Beach State’s regular season home opener.

The new video scoreboard will also provide several in-match fan experiences at Long Beach State, including enhanced video replays and fan promotions.

“While it is imperative we improve facilities for our teams and student-athletes, we also need to enhance the experience and interaction of fans visiting the Walter Pyramid,” athletics director Vic Cegles said in a statement released Wednesday. “Delivering instant replays, fan-cams, interactive games and live viewing will bring renewed excitement for everyone participating in Beach athletics.”

Along with the new video screen, Long Beach State announced it would provide live online video of the 49ers’ home matches for the upcoming season.

Long Beach State last season was one of the few teams in the MPSF that did not offer a live online video stream of its home matches.

“This video board will be a significant upgrade to the fan experience in the Walter Pyramid,” Long Beach State coach Alan Knipe said in a statement. “I’m also excited for our fans, alumni, boosters and potential recruits who now will have the ability to go online [and] get an inside video of the outstanding game day atmosphere in the walter Pyramid.”

Long Beach State is the latest MPSF team to unveil stadium renovations during the off-season. BYU earlier this summer announced it would add new video scoreboards to Smith Fieldhouse, while both UC Irvine and Cal State Northridge redesigned the floors on their courts.