The Keystone Centre’s main arena is getting a new video scoreclock, the facility announced in a press release on Wednesday morning.
The new scoreclock will feature screens of 9 x 16.54 feet on each side, each comprised of over 1.1 million LEDs. Also coming with the clock will be a 2 1/2 foot tall, 25 foot diameter LED ring.
The Brandon Wheat Kings had teased yesterday that change was in the air with a tweet hinting at the temporary lack of score clock in the rink
Installation is expected to be complete in time for unveiling at the Wheat Kings’ home opener on September 20, the first time the Wheat Kings will host the provincial rival Winnipeg Ice. The upgrade will go hand-in-hand quite nicely with upgrades made to the facility’s production suite as part of a grant received from the Brandon Area Community Foundation last year.
The main arena scoreclock was previously upgraded in 2009 in advance of hosting the 2010 Memorial Cup. It has since reached the end of its useful life according to the morning's press release.
The Keystone was in the news in March when it was announced that as a result of a provincial contribution the facility’s debt would be completely retired, putting it on much more solid financial footing.
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