If you’re lucky enough to have a ticket for Saturday’s Top Two college basketball showdown between the University of Kentucky Wildcats and North Carolina Tarheels you will have a chance to prove you were present at the game when the “ UK FanCam” starts taking photos at Rupp Arena.
Fans will need to be in their seats 18 minutes before tipoff (12 minutes on the pregame clock), because at that time an ultra-highdef, 5 billion-pixel 360-degree image will be taken from center court.
The high-definition image will capture Rupp Arena in its entirety, and the image takes between five to seven minutes to shoot. Once rendered, fans will be able to “step inside” the 360-gigapixel image and look around as if they were standing on the court for a frozen moment of time.
The resolution of 5 billion pixels is so high that fans will be able to zoom in to find themselves or friends, “tag” themselves in the photo, and share via email, Facebook and Twitter. Fans can even cruise around the arena to see who else was in the stands.
Fans will also have the chance to win tickets to an upcoming UK women’s basketball game by checking out the competition inside the FanCam where you will have to find women’s basketball Head Coach Matthew Mitchell.
If you follow updates on www.ukathletics.com and the UK Athletics official Facebook page, you will be notified on those sites once the FanCam is available for “tagging” on Sunday (Dec 4).