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ECC adds enhanced scoreboard, pool surfaces to Flickinger Center natatorium

Friday, February 07, 2014

BUFFALO—After completing an extensive $5.7 million interior and exterior renovation to its Burt Flickinger Athletic Center in 2012, Erie Community College has now enhanced its City Campus facilities further with a completed floor resurfacing of its natatorium's pools and installation of a new 9.5' tall by 16.5' wide poolside scoreboard.

These projects are the result of the college's intent to ensure that the facility remains as a destination for amateur swim meets, while providing membership opportunities for ECC students and the community with a clean and modern swimming facility. Brad Boyle, ECC's natatorium manager and project coordinator, together with the assistance of the ECC Maintenance Department and Erie County's Department of Public Works is excited about the visible renovations to the BFAC.

"Throughout the past few years, the college has taken the necessary steps to remain competitive in the bidding process to host large revenue generating swim meets that the Western New York community has enjoyed since the opening of the BFAC in 1993," said Boyle. "We have built outstanding relationships with the MAAC and the SUNYAC Championships, and look to continue a strong partnership with STAR Swimming and these projects are necessary for our facility to provide our renters with modern equipment and a current, clean physical environment."

The new scoreboard is a full matrix LED scoreboard comprised of 82,994 pixels and can display in full color. With its installation, the BFAC now can boast of the largest video-capable display scoreboard in the Northeast.

Since 1946, Erie Community College has met the needs of a diverse student body while contributing to the economic vitality of Western New York. As a member of the state's SUNY system, the three-campus college provides flexible, affordable and accessible educational programs in an accommodating academic environment. Equipped with the knowledge of these programs, ECC's faculty, staff and students strive to enrich their host communities through skill, service and partnership.


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