BMO Field Adds Daktronics LED Field-Level Pitch Displays

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Sept. 1, 2011 – Daktronics, Inc. (Nasdaq – DAKT) of Brookings, S.D., recently installed LED (light emitting diode) perimeter display panels at BMO Field in Toronto.

The LED pitch panels each measure approximately 1.1 meters high by 1.5 meters wide. These LED displays bring live video, engaging animations and colorful graphics to any sideline. The displays offer a large degree of reliability and versatility with world-class image processing and flexible mounting platforms.

“We’re looking forward to using Daktronics’ LED technology at BMO Field, which will provide our venue a reliable, vibrant patron message system that creates values for our corporate partners and sponsors in engaging our audience with their brands,” said BMO Field General Manager Peter Church.

With Daktronics LED perimeter display technology, BMO Field has the ability to use each panel as a separate display, create sections, or combine them all as one single super-wide display. With 110 panels, the overall width of the super-wide configuration measures approximately 160 meters.

LED pitch-level displays are modular advertising and entertainment systems that provide a unique mix of features and flexibility. This Daktronics system, designed for soccer and football perimeter applications, incorporates excellent brightness and visibility for fans and television viewers, quick and easy assembly and teardown, unique safety features and configuration flexibility. BMO Field can customize image settings for these displays to be broadcast ready. Daktronics field-level LED displays provide an exciting game-day atmosphere and provide sponsors with incredible exposure.

“We liked Daktronics because the system is weather proof, robustness and other tile (panel) and operating system features,” said Church. “We were also impressed with the consumption specifications, cabinet design and versatility.”

”We look forward to this partnership with BMO Field,” said Will Ellerbruch, Daktronics Region Manager. “This project takes the latest Daktronics LED technology and puts it in the most visible location for fans and sponsors.”

The new pitch display will integrate seamlessly with current Daktronics video, scoring and ribbon displays throughout the stadium and be controlled by Daktronics control system, touted as the best in the industry.

About the BMO Field

BMO Field is a Canadian soccer stadium owned by the City of Toronto and managed by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. The stadium is known as the National Soccer Stadium for international FIFA matches. It has hosted the matches for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the MLS Cup in 2010.