Troy University Opens New Trojan Arena with Daktronics Integrated Video and Scoring System
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Jan. 24, 2013 – Since Troy University of Troy, Ala., recently opened their doors to the new Trojan Arena, those in attendance have been amazed by the facility which has replaced Sartain Hall as home to the university’s basketball, volleyball and track programs. Daktronics (Nasdaq – DAKT) of Brookings, S.D., designed, manufactured and installed an integrated light emitting diode (LED) video and scoring system which included two displays that are the largest endwall installations Daktronics has produced for an indoor college facility.
“The Daktronics video displays and ribbon boards are a significant part of the ‘Wow Factor’ in our new Trojan Arena,” said John Hartwell, Director of Athletics. “Their clarity and size provide our fans an outstanding game-day atmosphere. We are appreciative of our partnership with Daktronics in helping deliver one of the finest basketball venues in the country.”
Both endwall displays measure nearly 16 feet tall by more than 48 feet wide and are mounted behind the baselines on the north and south ends of the arena. The video displays will each feature Daktronics latest LED technology with the capabilities of presenting live and recorded video, vivid graphics, and colorful animations to keep Trojan fans engaged throughout the game.
The installation will also include nearly 650 feet of Daktronics popular LED ribbon displays. Two ribbon displays, each measuring more than 320 feet in length, extend out from and connect to each of the endwall displays to surround the inside of the arena. These displays will provide the opportunity to showcase sponsors throughout events and provide up-to-the-minute statistics and game information.
The court level of the arena features eight sections of Daktronics LED scorer’s tables. They each measure 2 feet high by more than 9 feet wide and can be connected in any configuration to showcase student athletes, display additional statistical information in real time, recognize sponsors and promote upcoming events.
Fans attending basketball games at Trojan Arena will notice that Daktronics has also provided two clear glass LED basketball game clock and shot clock displays located above the baskets. Also, a backboard lighting kit will illuminate to signal that time has expired at the end of each period.
Included as part of the installation, Daktronics will also provide the basketball practice facility with digital LED scoreboards as well as game clock and shot clock timers.
All of the equipment installed will be controlled with Daktronics powerful Show Control System. Touted by experts as the best in the industry, the system provides a combination of display control software, world-class video processing, data integration and playback hardware that forms a user-friendly production solution. For more information, visit www.daktronics.com/show.
“Daktronics is proud to be a part of the new Trojan Arena," said Glen Marts, Daktronics Sales Representative. “The LED video and scoring systems selected are of the highest quality available and we are pleased to continue our long-standing partnership with Troy University. Our desire is to provide the best possible game-day experience to Trojan fans. Without a doubt, Trojan Arena is one of the finest arenas in the United States.”
About Troy University
Formally Troy State University, Troy University was founded in 1887 and is a public university with the Troy University System. Currently home to about 22,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, the university is a member of NCAA Division I athletics and plays within the Sun Belt Conference.
The new Trojan Arena takes the place of the former Sartain Hall which has been used by the university since 1962. Construction of the new $40 million facility began in 2010 and first opened their door when unveiling the Troy University Sports Hall of Fame, which is also located within the facility.