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SBD/May 2, 2012/Facilities
Published May 2, 2012
SOUVENIR SHOP: The NFL Panthers recently closed the souvenir shop at Bank of America Stadium "for renovations, with a reopening expected just before the team's training camp convenes in late July." Between the team's "recent tweaks to its logo and the leaguewide apparel deal with Nike that started this month, it makes sense to put a fresh spin on the store." Charlotte-based architect David Wagner is "handling the design." Reconfiguring the space "will add about 100 square feet to the shop, boosting its footprint to 3,500 square feet" (CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL, 4/27 issue).
ON THE BIG SCREEN: The Univ. of Memphis Monday announced that Mississippi-based Capturion Network "was selected to install a 98-by-48 foot state-of-the-art video board to replace the existing JumboTron" at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The $2.5M "project also includes a 38-by-10 foot scoreboard to replace the existing scoreboard in the north end zone." FedEx is "covering the cost of the project." School officials said that the videoboard "will rank sixth nationally in terms of size among college football stadium boards" (Memphis COMMERCIAL APPEAL, 5/2).