Case Study – Sports | Gampel Pavilion



Gampel Pavilion, home to the University of Connecticut men's and women's basketball teams and volleyball program, has seen many upgrades over the last several years. A new videoboard and upgraded digital signage added to the fan experience, though something was still missing to complete the entire AV solution – the experience of high-performance sound.

The previous sound system had one fundamental problem – no one could understand what was said. The primary function of a PA solution is to provide not only excellent atmospheric sound but also enable clear communication across the entirety of the arena, from the VIP boxes to the playing surface.

The Bose Professional Solution

To find a solution that delivered cutting-edge results and elevated the arena's capabilities, UConn turned to HB Communication, its preferred visual communications company for more than a decade. Additionally, Bose Professional suggested partnering with Ambient Sound to complete the installation and related infrastructure. To deliver the desired intelligibility, coverage and performance from Gampel’s new system, HB Communications and Ambient developed a solution using Bose's innovative ShowMatch array loudspeakers. The resulting solution exceeded expectations offering DeltaQ Array Technology, class-leading array versatility and coverage, and replaceable waveguides to ensure the team could meet the unique needs of an arena like Gampel.

"After looking at a lot of different sound systems out there, we felt the ShowMatch system by Bose had the most flexibility and versatility for our arena. Now, people come to see not only the game but what we're going to do inside the arena. The Bose system allows us to give them a special show that they couldn't get at home. We want to make sure our production value is as good as our games."

– David Kaplan, Assistant Director of Athletics/Video Services, UConn


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