Sanford Pentagon adds Hudl to advance video services
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Feb. 19, 2021 – The Sanford Pentagon has partnered with Hudl to access video capture and analysis services that will allow fans to watch live events and help athletes improve their skills and visibility. Hudl is a global leader in performance analysis, working with more than 180,000 global teams, from youth clubs to professional teams.
The Sanford Pentagon is the first multi-sport club facility in the country to utilize Hudl Focus cameras and offer Hudl services to its basketball and volleyball teams. It’s part of a club-wide subscription that includes Hudl’s coaching tools, Hudl Assist’s stat breakdowns and Focus smart cameras, which will allow parents and fans to livestream games and practices.
Sanford will be a testing and development partner for Hudl as it continues to revolutionize the use of video capture in sports. The groups will meet regularly to identify opportunities and improvements.
“During this time when attendance has to be limited, these services give families and fans the opportunity to still catch the action and cheer on their teams,” said Steve Young, president of Sanford Sports. “With added recruiting resources for athletes, we are breaking new ground to provide the athletes that step into the Sanford Pentagon the best opportunity to capture their accomplishments on tape.”
The range of the system will debut this weekend with the Winter Warmup, the home opening tournament of the Sanford Pentagon Volleyball Club. An event livestream will be available for visiting club organizations and fans.
Production of other live-streamed events will vary. All events will have live video, while some may also have live play-by-play or live stats. The minimum cost for an event will be $7.95.
“The Sanford Pentagon is a world-class facility which is making it easier for teams to develop and fans to stay connected with the action,” said Greg Nelson, Hudl Vice President and General Manager for Competitive Sports. “Our mission is to make every moment matter and through the power of video capture and analysis, athletes are able to compete, improve, and get recruited. We are excited to share this vision with Sanford and build our partnership to impact athletes from all over the upper Midwest.”
Hudl is based in Lincoln, Nebraska, and has six million users across more than 40 sports.
About the Sanford Pentagon
The cornerstone of the Sanford Sports Complex in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is the Sanford Pentagon, a 160,000-square-foot, five-sided facility featuring nine basketball courts, including the 1950s/1960s-inspired Heritage Court. The venue combines state-of-the-art amenities—including high-definition video boards and executive suites—with period-specific finishes that are a nod to the nostalgic days of basketball.
The 3,200-seat Pentagon is home to Sanford POWER Basketball Academy, Sanford POWER Volleyball Academy, the NBA G League’s Sioux Falls Skyforce, Augustana men’s and women’s basketball, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Women’s and Men’s Basketball tournaments and the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame. For more information, visit sanfordpentagon.com.