Sioux Falls Arena Concept

Sioux Falls Arena to Upgrade with Daktronics LED Video Displays

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Aug. 18, 2011 – Daktronics Inc., (Nasdaq-DAKT) of Brookings, S.D., will design, manufacture and install new light emitting diode (LED) video displays for the Sioux Falls Arena in Sioux Falls, S.D.

The arena, home of the Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL), Skyforce (NBA D-League) and Storm (IFL) will soon feature two large endwall video displays, each measuring approximately 9 feet 6 inches high by 20 feet wide and utilizing Daktronics state-of-the-art video technology with pixels on 10 millimeter line spacing. These new video boards can operate as independent displays showing single large images or be divided into multiple zones (windows) to show a wide variety of statistics, information, graphics, animations and live and recorded video.

“SMG is thrilled for the addition of this technology at the Sioux Falls Arena,” Terry Torkildson, General Manager of the Sioux Falls Arena, said. “The Daktronics video displays will elevate the fan experience to new levels.”

Also included in this project are a three camera replay system, transparent shot clocks, end-of-period LED light strips, hockey goal lights and locker room clocks.

“Daktronics is excited to be partnering with the City of Sioux Falls, the Sioux Falls Arena and SMG on this project,” said Matt Warnke, Daktronics Regional Sales. “The Sioux Falls Arena has been a long time customer of Daktronics, and we look forward to continuing our relationship for years to come. These new displays will greatly enhance the fan experience for all events at the arena and provide the facility with a great deal of flexibility in the content they display.”

Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology offers a long lifetime with minimal maintenance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.

About Sioux Falls Arena

The Sioux Falls Arena is a 7,500 seat multi-purpose arena in Sioux Falls, S.D. The facility was originally built in 1961. It is home of the Sioux Falls Skyforce basketball team, the Sioux Falls Storm indoor football team and the Sioux Falls Stampede hockey team, as well as a variety of State High School Championship events. Sioux Falls Arena has hosted the Men’s and Women’s Summit League Basketball Championship since 2009. The venue is managed by SMG.