University of Connecticut Gampel Arena Case Study.
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, home to the University of Connecticut men’s and women’s basketball teams and volleyball program, has seen many upgrades over the last several years. A new videoboard and upgraded digital signage added to the fan experience, though something was still missing to complete the entire AV solution—the experience of high-performance sound.
“Over the last 10 years, we’ve put in a new videoboard and upgraded a lot of different digital signage throughout the arena,” said David Kaplan, assistant director of athletics/video services at UConn. “The final piece missing was a good, solid sound system.” To find a solution that delivered cutting-edge results and elevated the arena’s capabilities, UConn turned to HB Communications, its preferred visual communications company for more than a decade. In August of 2016, HB Communications was contacted to complete the Gampel PA system project and partnered with Ambient Sound to complete the installation and related infrastructure.