The following information was provided by the Troy Athens Athletic Boosters.
Thanks to the initiative and financial support of the Troy Athens Athletic Boosters, the press box at Athens High School's stadium has been transformed into a red and gold themed structure that reflects the school colors and team name.
Athletic Boosters president Bob Sheridan said his organization sought out a company that could help set the athletic facility apart from other area schools.
"The stadium has hosted many high profile local, regional and state athletic events," Sheridan said, "so it seemed fitting that the once white steel press box be given an appearance that reflected well on our school and on the Troy School District."
In addition to football, the stadium is used for soccer, lacrosse, and track and field events.
Madison Heights-based Standard Media Works, LLC was selected by the Athletic Boosters in June 2012 to design, print and install the vinyl wrap on the Troy Athens High School press box. The Athletic Boosters worked to provide Standard Media Works with a number of logos and colors they were hoping could be used to create a new look for the large steel structure that sits at the top of the home field bleachers.
After the selection of the final design, Standard Media Works began installation work in late July on the 50 foot by 12 foot press box. Standard Media Works' Paul Morrison said the record summer heat proved to be the biggest challenge as temperatures remained at or above 100 degrees for the duration of the on-site installation.
"The wrap was printed on outdoor-grade vinyl that the company has used successfully on hundreds of commercial vehicle wraps and is designed to survive many seasons of weather extremes," Morrison said. Standard Media Works finished the wrap in time for the start of the 2012 fall football season.
Sheridan said the new look has been well received by staff, students and parents of Troy Athens High School students. "This project would not have been possible without the hard work of our parent volunteers who give many hours of their time staffing the concession stand at Athens athletic events," he said.
The Troy Athens Athletic Boosters primary purpose is to provide senior scholarships and underclass grants, and to fund team needs that the school district is unable to provide. More information is available at www.athensboosters.org.
Standard Media Works, LLC is a full service design, print and installation firm specializing in digital design and large format digital printing. The company specializes in large format building wraps, wall murals, vehicle wraps and banners.