Daktronics Hits Unprecedented Number of Professional Football Installs
Hits trifecta of large scoreboards in professional, collegiate and high school football
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Aug. 27, 2014 – Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, has installed the largest LED video displays at all three levels of football in 2014. Daktronics has also reached an unprecedented level of professional football orders in a single off-season with eight installations for the 2014 season. This includes two of the world's largest LED video displays at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, along with the largest display at the collegiate level for Texas A&M and one of the largest displays at the high school level for Ector County ISD in Texas.
"The unprecedented eight professional level installations in 2014 highlights the battle that every facility is in with the at-home experience, and those venues are providing their fans with everything they can get at home and more when they visit the stadium," said Daktronics Vice President of Live Events Jay Parker. "Providing large scoreboards at each level of play shows that it's not just an issue at the professional level. Every venue across the country is trying to improve the game-day experience any way that they can, and we're proud to help them do so."
The eight teams receiving new LED products in 2014 include the Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers. Video highlighting these installations is available at this link: click here.
Each of the Jaguars displays measures 60 feet high by 362 feet wide for a total of 21,720 square feet per display. Combined, these displays will consist of 35.5 million LEDs used to light up the stadium with live video, instant replays, animations and graphics, statistics, sponsor messages, and other game information. Each display features a 13HD pixel layout to provide crisp, clear imagery with wide angle visibility for all fans in attendance. For more on the Jaguars installation, click here.
Daktronics is also providing 32 colleges and universities, and 42 high schools throughout the country with new video displays for the 2014 football season.
Texas A&M's Kyle Field received college football's largest display measuring 47 feet high by 163 feet wide, also featuring a 13HD pixel layout, on campus in College Station, Texas. For more on the Texas A&M installation, click here.
Ector County ISD's Ratliff Stadium received one of the largest video displays at the high school level in Odessa, Texas. The display measures 26 feet high by 50 feet wide and features a 15HD pixel layout. The stadium is home to Odessa High School as well as Permian High School of "Friday Night Lights" fame. For more on the Ector ISD installation, click here.
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.