Cross Insurance Arena Gets New Ice and New Scoreboard
The Maine Black Bears men's hockey team will be playing at the Cross Insurance Arena tonight, November 4, and you'll notice some changes if you're going to the game.
With the Pirates pulling out of Portland, the Cross Insurance Arena has more availability to host the Maine Black Bears hockey team. The old ice with the Pirates logo is gone, replaced with new ice featuring the Black Bears logo.
The Black Bears will be playing several games in Portland this season and the first will be tonight against Boston College, and the arena has installed a beautiful new scoreboard just in time for the game.
There aren't any pictures or video available of it in action yet, but you can catch a brief glimpse of it in a promo for the Black Bears game on the Cross Insurance Arena's Facebook page.
The scoreboard is actually just four giant video screens that can display anything that a video switcher puts on it, similar to what you'd find at the TD Garden and other big arenas. A photo on Instagram shows that a trainer was in town yesterday to get the staff up to speed on how the new board works.
Pretty impressive stuff. The Cross Insurance Arena just keeps getting better. Look for the new video/scoreboard next time you catch a game.