Campbell University Adds Daktronics Displays to Convocation Center
Four-sided centerhung system is new visual centerpiece at events
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Feb. 5, 2016 – Campbell University selected Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, to manufacture the recently installed four-sided centerhung LED display system and courtside LED scorer's tables for the Convocation Center on campus in Buies Creek, North Carolina.
"This exciting addition completes a multi-year goal that takes a beautiful Gore Arena to a new level," said Campbell Director of Athletics Bob Roller. "We want to thank the Campbell alums, donors and corporate sponsors for making this happen. This will be a game-changer for the fan experience, and we look forward to working with this new model as we prepare to host the Big South Conference basketball tournament in a few short weeks."
The centerhung features four identical main displays in a square configuration with a display facing each side of the facility. Each main display measures more than 7 feet high by 13.5 feet wide and features 6 millimeter line spacing for crisp, clear imagery with wide angle visibility to provide a great view for every seat in the facility.
Each main display is capable of variable content zoning which allows a display to show one large image or to be sectioned into multiple windows to show a variety of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, game prompts, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.
"We're excited to partner with Campbell University for this video upgrade to the Convocation Center," said Corey Williams, Daktronics sales representative. "The new video system and scorer's tables will provide an all-encompassing event experience for Camel fans at every event. We're looking forward to the first game and seeing the impact this system has first-hand."
Below the main displays, an LED ring display circles the bottom of the centerhung configuration. It features 15 millimeter line spacing and measures 2 feet high by 44 feet in circumference.
At court level, eight total LED scorer's tables are installed – four displays located on each sideline. Each of these displays features 10 millimeter line spacing and measures 2 feet high by 9 feet wide.
The ring display and scorer's table displays provide dynamic opportunities to highlight sponsors throughout events as well as showing supplement content to the main displays.
"This investment in Daktronics equipment will provide sponsors the ability to connect with fans like never before," said Kyle Sydow, Daktronics Sports Marketing representative. "As fans attend games and look to maximize their entertainment, sponsors will have the ability to enhance that experience for each fan. As we worked through this project it was clear that Campbell Athletics wanted displays that provided their fans with the best experience possible and our solution provides that experience."
Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology offers a long lifetime with consistent, industry-leading performance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.
About John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center / Gilbert Craig Gore Arena
Dedicated in Oct. 2008, the 109,000 square-foot John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center and Gilbert Craig Gore Arena ranks among the finest facilities in the Big South and in North Carolina. The $34-million project includes 3,095 (all chair back) seats for basketball games at Gilbert Craig Gore Arena, in addition to a 1,200-square foot Presidential hospitality suite. Fans in attendance not only experience the excitement of college basketball, but are also entertained by state-of-the-art lighting, scoreboard, video and audio systems.
About Campbell University
Founded in 1887 and located in the prestigious Research Triangle Region, Campbell is a bustling private institution of the liberal arts, sciences, and professions. One of the most academically-diverse institutions in North Carolina, Campbell offers over 100 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees programs in business, divinity, education, engineering, law, nursing, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and a half-dozen other health sciences. For over 128 years, Campbell has been preparing students for purposeful lives and meaningful service.