Louisiana State University Football Operations:
Louisiana State University has one of the elite football programs in the country, and recently constructed a new $15 million, 150,000 square foot Football Operations Center, including an elaborate video operations center with an extensive technology package to drive training and football analysis to its highest possible level. The AV scope of the project cost nearly $700,000, and entailed both technical and logistical challenges. One of the major technology objectives in the project was to completely upgrade all video to the professional digital standard, SDI (serial digital interface), but LSU’s sizable investment in legacy equipment prevented a comprehensive switchover. TSG provided high-level project management services, and designed and implemented the transition to SDI in phases, so the university could realize its goal and yet maximize its return on existing infrastructure. The facility now enjoys the latest technology throughout, including HD camera recording of indoor field practices, full video editing capability in multiple suites, and distribution to coaches’ offices, section meeting rooms, and the surround-sound-capable team meeting room.