The Oncenter War Memorial Arena in downtown Syracuse has finished its latest set of renovations last week. The project cost eight and a half million dollars and was underway all summer.
The most noticeable change is the new state-of-the-art, high-definition scoreboard. This is the first time in the 25 year history of the Crunch that a high-definition scoreboard is used for replays and graphics during the game.
“When you first walk in, you can’t miss that,” said Syracuse Crunch Broadcaster Lukas Favale.
The scoreboard is built with the newest and highest level of technology that is comparable to ones in the top stadiums and areas around the country. It can now have messages and actions incorporated into the replays when the games are going on.
Syracuse resident, and long-time Crunch fan, Greg Kenna is anxious to take his family to see the new scoreboard.
“It brings a whole new level of excitement,” Kenna said.
He was unable to make it to opening night on Oct. 13th but plans on going to a game with his kids soon.
“We heard some folks saying they were almost watching that as opposed to the game on Saturday,” said Favale.
The new scoreboard and box suites are “a total transformation,” Favale said.