CenturyLink Omaha Unveils New Scoreboard

Creighton basketball may have a little competition as far as entertainment value goes.

There was an impressive performance at the CenturyLink Center Wednesday as the facility unveiled a brand new scoreboard.

Made by Daktronics of South Dakota, the $6 million visual display covers nearly three-fourths of a basketball court.

The system is totally high definition making Omaha's arena the first in the country to use 4 millimeter and 6 millimeter pixel configuration.

Omaha is now home to one of the most technologically advanced arenas in the country.

But Creighton basketball player Jahenns Manigot says it could take some getting used to for players.

“Maybe distract us a little bit more in the games, I'm not going to lie,” he said. “But to play in a facility this good as we do already and then have a brand new scoreboard to add to that, it's exciting for us as players, I'm sure its going to be exciting for the fans and for the recruits that we're going to try to get in here. It's really nice but we still have to go out there and play basketball at the end of the day.”

“Not a lot of schools can offer something like this so 17,000 (fans) a brand new score board why would you not want to play in a situation like this,” Manigat added.

We're told the board was paid for entirely through the MECA capital reserve fund and no tax dollars were spent.

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