University of Georgia Upgrades Sanford Stadium With New Daktronics Video Display

BROOKINGS, S.D. – July 26, 2011 – Daktronics Inc. (Nasdaq-DAKT) of Brookings, S.D. will provide Sanford Stadium, home to the University of Georgia football, with the addition of a new state-of-the-art light emitting diode (LED) video display prior to the 2011 season home opener.

Incorporating the latest in LED video technology, the new large-screen display will provide superb image clarity and wide-angle visibility for excellent viewing throughout the stadium. Measuring approximately 36 feet high by 73 feet wide, the video board can operate as an independent display showing single large images or be divided in multiple zones (windows) to show a wide variety of statistics, information graphics, animations, and live and recorded video.

“We are looking forward to the opportunity to enhance the game day experience for our fans with a better quality picture and the ability to utilize the full screen for videos, replays and enhanced statistics,” said Alan Thomas, Associate Athletic Director External Operations. “It’s all about our fans and giving them a game day experience and environment that is second to none. Our fans follow the game of football intently and the new video display will allow us to deliver more of what they want. Daktronics has been a trusted partner at Georgia for more than two decades. Their ability to understand our needs and deliver products and services to fit the University of Georgia make for a great partnership.”

Also included in the upgrade project are Daktronics video image processing technologies and the new Show Control system. The company’s LED video processing system is touted as the best in the industry, processing and scaling live and recorded video signal to vivid digital imagery on large LED displays. The Show Control system is one of the latest developments from Daktronics, providing a power combination of control software, data integration, and playback hardware. For more information on Show Control, visit

The new video display will integrate seamlessly with current LED ribbon boards throughout the stadium and replace the current Daktronics scoreboard and video display installed in 2005. University of Georgia athletics also relies on Daktronics for LED systems at Stegeman Coliseum, Foley Field, Jack Turner Stadium, Turner Soccer Complex, Dan Magill Tennis Complex and the Volleyball Arena.

About Sanford Stadium

Located on the campus of the University of Georgia, Sanford Stadium is the seventh largest stadium in the NCAA. The stadium originally opened in 1929 and has seen numerous expansions over the years to bring its current seating capacity to over 92,000.