ANC Sports Enterprises, LLC is the leading turnkey service provider offering integrated signage, design, and marketing solutions for sports, retail and transportation facilities. ANC’s service platform offers the design and integration of Light Emitting Diode (LED) and LCD Displays, rotational and fixed visual signage; the award winning vSOFT™ display control system; signage operation and maintenance; advertising sales and marketing consultation; graphic design; and printing production.
The Company’s highly experienced management team has developed strong relationships with many of the premier names in professional and collegiate sports. Since inception, ANC has demonstrated a proven ability to enhance the sports fans’ in-game experience while maximizing sponsorship opportunities for its partners.
Headquartered in Purchase, New York, ANC was founded in 1997 by Jerry Cifarelli, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and Alan Cohen, a leading senior executive for many years in the sports and entertainment industries. In 2012, Jerry joined with Bill Daugherty, former Executive Vice President of the NBA and founder of Interactive Search Holdings, and Paul Salem, Managing Partner at Providence Equity, to buy ANC. In 2015, a majority interest in ANC was purchased by Learfield Sports. This recent investment by Learfield positions ANC for accelerated growth, particularly within the sports marketplace.
ANC has installed more than $450 million worth of video display technology worldwide since 2000, including record-breaking projects such as the design and installation of the largest arena center-hung in the world at the Cleveland Cavaliers Quicken Loans Arena, video screens featuring the highest pixel densities in MLB at Dodger Stadium, and the highest outdoor resolution displays in the world at Safeco Field.
In 2014, ANC expanded its business into new vertical markets, most recently designing, integrating and operating than 50 LED displays and LCD video wall locations at the $1.2 billion Fulton Center in New York City.
Complementing the Company’s revolutionary technology systems, ANC’s marketing division drives revenue for sports properties while building brand awareness for its corporate partners through a national network of sports inventory. These sponsor and team relationships create opportunities for ANC to introduce new technologies and locations throughout a venue. Over its 16-year history, ANC has taken a leadership position introducing new technologies, including 360 degree arena LED ribbon systems, digital signage courtside in the NBA, and placed the first LED playing surface perimeter signage in North American professional football.