The Ohio State University - Schottenstein Center
Schottenstein Center North Expansion and Concourse Upgrades
The existing public concourse spaces in the 20 year old arena appeared dated and did not meet the expectations of the modern-day sports fan. Therefore, Ohio State University decided to undergo a substantial modernization of all public spaces. The renovated concourses will include LED lighting, new interactive upgraded video screens and other progressive types of technology. The University expects the improvements to enhance the game-day experience for fans attending the various events at the facility. The project also includes a large expansion of the main concourse on the north side of the building. The new space will include a larger team store and gathering space. The addition will be a focal point of the University’s on-going athletic campus master plan.
New Video Board Installation in Existing Space (2016)
A large curved video display will be installed on the southeast façade of the University’s arena. The board will be mounted to the exterior of the round rotunda and will provide high visibility from adjacent heavily traveled cross roads. The display board would be anchored to the existing steel frame located behind a brick veneer. The weight of the video display was distributed to multiple framing members to ensure that no beam or column are over-stressed. The board is energized from a nearby electrical panel with available circuits. OSports served as engineering consultant and peer reviewer on behalf of the University.
Rendering courtesy of NBBJ