Events DC Welcomes Addition of Daktronics LED Display To RFK Stadium
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Apr. 5, 2017 – Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, partnered with Events DC to update their outdoor LED video display at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium (RFK Stadium), home to Major League Soccer's D.C. United, in Washington, DC. Installed late in 2016, the display is currently installed and ready to entertain audiences for any number of events held at the venue.
"It's been a pleasure working with Daktronics on the installation of the new video board and we are proud to be a continued partner," said Candace G. Johnson, director of event operations of sports, entertainment, and special events at Events DC. "We have a long-standing relationship with Daktronics, more than 15 years, so when it was time to replace our video board, it only made sense to look to them. We look forward to continuing our great relationship."
The video display stretches 23 feet high by 32 feet wide and features a 15HD pixel pitch for excellent image clarity and contrast with wide angle visibility to appeal to every seat in the stadium. Keeping with industry expectations, this display features is variable content zoning which allows it to show one large image or different content in multiple zones such as live video, instant replays, scoring information, statistics, graphics and sponsor messaging.
"We're excited to partner with RFK Stadium on this project and it is great to be part of such a historical venue," said Charley Bocklet, Daktronics regional sales manager. "This new LED system will bring another level of excitement to fans and improve the experience of the games firsthand."
In addition to the display, a Daktronics Control System was included in the installation at RFK Stadium. This industry-leading system offers user-friendly display control software, world-renowned video processing, data integration and playback hardware. To learn more about Daktronics Show Control, visit www.daktronics.com/show.
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 Events DC
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation's capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District's hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and Maloof Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. The most recent addition is Gateway DC, an innovative and versatile space featuring a covered and open-air pavilion in the center of a 1-acre park, conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.eventsdc.com and find us on social media – Facebook (Events DC), Twitter (@TheEventsDC and @TheEventsDC_SED for the Sports Entertainment and Special Events Division), and Instagram (@EventsDC).