Jul 8th, 2007 by Inside Hoops
By InsideHoops.com editor Jeff Lenchiner
Only Knicks fans and arena enthusiasts will care about this — and I have no idea if there is such a thing as an ”arena enthusiast” but I’m sure at least one exists out there — but Madison Square Garden, home to the Knicks, the WNBA’s Liberty and the St. Johns Red Storm for part of their season, has new and improved scoreboards.
Both the giant circular video scoreboard high above centercourt and the screens all around the sides of the arena interior have been upgraded. Flashier. Brighter. Sharper resolution.
I’m not sure it was put to good use today, however, as I attended one of the 4-6 WNBA games I usually hit each summer. The area where the player stats are displayed, which if I remember correctly used to just be numbers and letters, now had a very slick Liberty graphic as the background, with white letters for the stats. While it looked hot and ready for MTV, it was slightly harder to read the actual information. That’s just a color scheme issue, though. Easily fixable I assume. Aside from that, they looked high-tech and pretty slick. The actual physical structure is the same.
There’s your one and possibly only scoreboard-related update of the summer.