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Hertz Arena to Receive Major Upgrades for 2019-20 Everblades Season

August 6, 2019 - ECHL (ECHL) - Florida Everblades News Release

ESTERO, Fla. - David Hoffmann, the new owner of Hertz Arena and the Florida Everblades, announced today that Southwest Florida's premier sports and entertainment venue is set to undergo a series of upgrades for the 2019-20 season.

Hertz Arena's new additions are highlighted by a state-of-the-art center-hung video board, two auxiliary LED displays, a brand-new sound system, and luxury suite renovations. Visua Corporation will be handling all the audio and visual upgrades.

Following the completion of the project, Hertz Arena will boast more than 2.3 million display pixels and an A/V system that can be used for several sports and other events, including WWE, PBR, the Gulf Coast Showcase and Arena football.

"We're thrilled at the revitalization plans for Hertz Arena for the upcoming 2019-20 season," said Craig Brush, the General Manager and President for Hertz Arena and the Everblades. "These upgrades allow us to provide Southwest Florida with world-class sports and entertainment experiences."

The centerpiece of the renovations spearheaded by the new owner of Hertz Arena and the Everblades, the Hoffmann Family of Companies, is a four-sided, center-hung video board. The center-hung videoboard features a full high-definition display on each of the four sides and a bottom LED ring.

In addition to the center-hung video board, there are two other key components to the display upgrades at Hertz Arena. Two LED video displays will replace the current static auxiliary scoreboards above Section 114 and Section 104. All 16 of the current static vomitory signs, which are the signs located above the entrance to each section, will be replaced by full LED displays.

Along with the display additions, Hertz Arena will also receive a brand-new, state-of-the-art audio system that will involve the installation of new speakers, subwoofers, amplifiers and microphones.

To complement the overhauls to the arena's video and audio systems, a brand new production room will be installed along with four new full HD cameras, including two with wireless abilities, and three PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras - one above each goal for video replay and one in the center-hung video board.

Aesthetic facelifts to the building will include updates to Hertz Arena's 25 luxury suites and a landscape beautification plan for the exterior of the arena.

The Everblades return to Hertz Arena for the 2019-20 home opener on Saturday, Oct. 19 against the Norfolk Admirals.


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Private tours of Hertz Arena are available to select your season seats! Call the Florida Everblades Front Office at 239-948-7825 to schedule your tour today!

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