TV Production FAQ

Is your facility pre-cabled? If not, approximately how long does the power cable need to be plug into your power panel from the production truck?

We have a cable triax/BNC box at the truck dock. You may have some 200’ cable runs for your talent/slash angles.

We also ask for an SD/SDI production feed from the truck for our in-house TV's.  PLEASE!

Audio will need to fly their cable via J-hooks on the wall.

What is the approximate distance from the truck to camera location in section and the location of the slash camera behind section 126?

200 feet from truck to normal slash angle. The floor on track level has a hole cut to the arena floor level to avoid running cabling into the seats.

Where are the camera positions (in relation to seating section numbers) and approximately how many feet of cable are needed for each location?

High shot is at 221. We provide a 25-foot triax drops at this TV platform ONLY.

Where does the mobile unit and uplink truck park?

In front or to the right (passenger side) of your production truck.

What does the truck provide to the house video board?

HDSDI 720p59.94 program feed and a beauty shot if possible.

Will the production truck need a special parking pass?

No, It’s a designated truck/loading area.

Will the tractor stay attached to the mobile unit once it is parked?

Your choice, truck should back in to stay level. We need to leave room for an ambulance on the left (driver's) side of the truck.

Where is the parking area located in respect to the sections of the arena?

Under Section 101 (elephant tunnel to truck dock).

Will a generator be needed or does your facility have enough house power to power a 200amp 3 phase MU and a single phase, 100 amp, 208V uplink truck?

We have 2- 200 amp 3 phase in boxes outside. We also have onsite electrician for hookup. Grounds and Neutral are both MALE on our end. Please provide turn arounds and correct gauge cable (2/0) to handle 200 amps. Electricians can be contacted for more details.

What is the distance from where my production truck will park to the power hookup?

50 feet

What are the phone numbers?

We provide up to 7 dry pairs of "analog" (digitally converted) phone service.

All numbers begin with 704-687-XXXX. All lines are active for long-distance calls.

Numbers in truck dock area:
 X-0918, X-5364, X-5365, X-5325, X-0931, X-0932, X-0933

For Internet, we will need the MAC address of the truck router one week prior to arriving on campus.

Are scissor lifts needed for any of the positions? If so, do you prefer a rental company in your area?


What is the seating configuration of Halton Arena? 

Seating charts for Halton Arena can be viewed here.

Do you normally use student workers for televised games?

Athletics Media Relations schedules all the hands, TOC, and STATS.

Do you have a midcourt camera split? 

Yes, we use it In-house.

Are credentials needed?

Yes, Athletics Media Relations will provide on game day.

Which side of the court are the home and away benches located?

Home is in front of 105. Guest is in front of 103

What other equipment is normally requested?

You should bring stools for talent and rolling chairs for camera operations.

We use the All Sport 5000 for scoring. We provide a RS232 feed and signal convertor to the truck for the bug feed.

Who will be the day of game contacts?

For technical power, daktronics, and video:
Erik Anderson:, 704- 687-1070, 704-305-5665 (cell)

Game operations, game script, and official's names:
Men's basketball: Nic Ryan: 704-687-5556 Cell: 774-232-8236 
Women's basketball: Aaron Balentine: Phone 704-687-0404 
Cell: 609-744-9419 

Athletic media relations, media guides, credentials, and STATS:
Men's basketball: Brent: 704-687-1021, 704-687-4918 (fax), 
Womne's basketball: Travis: 704-687-1838, 704-687-4918 (fax),

Chartwell's Catering: 704-687-0690,

What side of the building (N, E, S, W) will the truck park on?


Truck Parking at Halton Arena

What is the address of Halton Arena?

UNC Charlotte 9201 University City Blvd. Charlotte NC 28223

Coordinates: 35.306563,-80.735559

Directions via Google:

From I-85 N

  1. North on I-85
  2. Merge onto US-29 BYP N toward NC-49/US-29 EXIT 42
  3. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto US-29 N/NC-49 N/N Tryon St. Continue to follow NC-49 N
  4. Turn LEFT onto Cameron Blvd (you are now on campus). Continue straight about .5 miles
  5. Go Past the Belk Track on your LEFT and West Parking Deck on your RIGHT,
  6. Look for Green sign on right labeled "BARNHARDT CENTER/HALTON ARENA" 
  7. Turn RIGHT. Continue straight up to the Loading Dock Area.

From I-85 S

  1. South on I-85 2. Merge onto I-485 S via Exit 48 toward US-29
  2. Take the NC-49 exit - Exit 33
  3. Turn RIGHT onto NC-49 S/University City Blvd
  4. Turn RIGHT onto Cameron Blvd (you are now on campus)
  5. Continue straight about .5 miles
  6. Go Past the Belk Track on your LEFT and West Parking Deck on your RIGHT. Look for Green sign on right labeled "BARNHARDT CENTER/HALTON ARENA"
  7. Turn RIGHT. Continue straight up to the Loading Dock Area.

To gain entry to the building, call 704-687-1101 and the building manager will answer.