Wake Forest University adds Daktronics Video Display to Gene Hooks Field
BROOKINGS, S.D. – June 1, 2012 – Daktronics, Inc. (Nasdaq – DAKT) of Brookings, S.D., recently installed a large-screen LED (light emitting diode) video display at Wake Forest University to Gene Hooks Field. Located in Winston-Salem, N.C., Gene Hooks Field is home to the Wake Forest Demon Deacon baseball team. This video display is the fourth venue at the university to feature Daktronics technology.
“Our new baseball video board has added a great deal to the atmosphere at our games,” Director of Athletics Ron Wellman said. “The clarity of the picture and the vast opportunities to use the board in every conceivable situation makes it a valuable addition to our baseball games. In addition, the board will give us the opportunity to use our baseball park for other activities, such as staff movie night, as well.”
The video display measuring 18 feet tall by 24 feet wide, offers pristine color clarity and brightness from every viewing angle. It has the ability to show one image or break the screen into several boxes highlighting both statistical information and game footage along with graphics and advertisements.
Daktronics also included its powerful Show Control System with this installation. 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 on Show Control, visit www.daktronics.com/show.
Gene Hooks Field has been the fourth sports venue at Wake Forest to utilize Daktronics technology. Starting in 2005, Wake Forest first installed a centerhung display from Daktronics to the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, home to their basketball program. Since then they have gone on to include displays at the football stadium, tennis courts, and now the baseball field.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Wake Forest University,” said Kyle Adams, Daktronics Regional Sales Manager. “Gene Hooks Field is already a great venue for baseball, and the new display will only add to the excitement the Demon Deacons offer their fans on game day.”
About Gene Hooks Field
Built in 1955, Gene Hooks Field has been home to the Demon Deacons since its purchase by the university in 2007. Formerly Ernie Shore Field, the over 6,200 capacity stadium was once home to the Winston-Salem Dash; a minor league baseball team. Wake Forest is part of NCAA Div. 1 athletics and plays in the Atlantic Coast Conference.