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New $15M scoreboards planned for Jazz arena

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP)

Owners of EnergySolutions Arena are upgrading the home turf of the Utah Jazz with a new $15 million scoreboard system.

Officials with Miller Sports Properties, which owns the arena, made the announcement Monday afternoon.

The centerpiece of the new display system will be four high-definition screens in the center of the arena that run parallel to the court's sidelines and baselines.

Two longer screens will measure 42 feet long and 24 feet high, and two screens facing the baseline will be 26 feet long and 17 feet high.

The entire unit will weigh about 55,000 pounds.

The current center-court screens are only 10 feet by 10 feet, and have been in place since the arena was constructed in 1991.

The new system will also include four video boards in the arena's upper corners to display video highlights and game statistics, among other information.

Arena officials said improvements also include two LED-light rings stretching around the inside of the arena and an upgraded sound system.

The upgrades are scheduled to be completed by October, before the 2013-2014 NBA season.

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