The University of Portland (UP) is a private, nationally-recognized university located in Portland, Ore., with about 4,000 students. Athletics at the university—the UP Pilots—compete at the NCAA Division I level and comprise 16 intercollegiate teams. The Pilots basketball and volleyball programs hold their home games and matches at the Chiles Center, a domed facility on the northern edge of campus with a seating capacity of 4,852. In mid-2018, the UP Athletics program identified the need to modernize their four-sided center-hung video board in the Chiles Center. The previous board had become outdated and wasn’t delivering the level of performance they had come to expect.
With the intent to energize the arena, provide greater support for student athletes and create more opportunities for their video production department, UP upgraded their video board with LED display technology from Leyard and Planar, a Leyard company, installing a Leyard® CarbonLight™ CLI Series LED video wall with a 3.9mm pixel pitch (CLI3.9) in a four-sided video board configuration.