City officials today unveiled a brand new marquee at the Blue Cross Arena downtown.
The electronic billboard will let people know what attractions are happening at the venue on Exchange Street.
Mayor Lovely Warren says this is just the beginning, as Governor Cuomo has made a $10.5 million dollar commitment to improve the fan experience at the arena.
"The new Blue Cross Arena will be modern, and innovative just like this marquee. The marquee measures 12 by 8 feet, with three displays able to display some of the highest resolution outdoor images available," she said.
Mayor Warren says the marquee is capable of playing any number of images, video clips and live streams.
She says other improvements, such as improved bathrooms, concessions, wi-fi access, and other upgrades are designed to improve the fan experience at the Arena.
Warren says the city hopes to start upgrading the arena this summer with money from the state.
Here’s the unveiling of the new marquee: