UPDATE: Brent Axe is tweeting that technical difficulties were the reason why there were no individual stats at the Dome tonight on the screens, so all appears to be well.
So I just got back from the Syracuse-Pace exhibition game in the Dome. The Orange took care of business as expected, and looked great against the undersized division 2 squad. However, this article is about an issue involving the fan experience at the game, and I am not alone on this opinion.
The first thing everyone noticed upon entering the building is how massive the new video screens actually look (they look big during the football games too, but we are a lot closer to them on the pull out bleachers for basketball). The old video screens serve as the new scoreboard, and the Dome as a whole looks great with all of the updates. They really stand out for basketball in comparison to football, and will be awesome for replays this season. However, once the game started there was one major problem throughout the stands regarding the video screens.
The individual player points and fouls count that used to be on the old black and white scoreboard is gone. This was a huge feature in the Dome for fans to enjoy as the game went on, and I found myself instinctively looking up at the video screen when a foul was committed to see how many fouls were on that player. The individual stats is something that absolutely enhances the game experience, and I believe there has to be a way to make a fix where we can get the stats back somewhere on one of the screens.
I have sent an e-mail out to Daryl Gross, and will let you guys know if he responds. But what do you guys think? Would you like to see the individual stats back on the video screen for the games this season, or are you happy with the way they were tonight? Leave your comments below!