Reno Aces and Reno 1868 FC Bringing Larger Video Displays to Greater Nevada Field
New main video and outfield displays to be installed in 2017
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Jan. 11, 2017 – The Reno Aces and Reno 1868 FC have selected Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, to design, manufacture and install nearly 3,500 square feet of LED video displays at Greater Nevada Field in Reno, Nevada. The new HD video display will tower over the previous display as it will be three times larger. Also new to the stadium, a long display directly below the main video display will run 205 feet along the outfield wall and is being dubbed the "monster display."
"Each year we focus on how to build a greater experience for our community," said Aces and 1868 FC president Eric Edelstein. "I'm proud that the Simon Family has shared this vision and agreed to fund these improvements for the betterment of Greater Nevada Field and all of Northern Nevada."
The main display will measure more than 37 feet high by 45.5 feet wide while the monster display will measure more than 7 feet high by 205 feet wide. Both displays will feature a 15HD pixel layout to provide crisp, clear imagery with wide angle viewing to appeal to every seat at the field.
Featuring variable content zoning, the displays can each show one large image or be sectioned into multiple zones to show any variety of live video, instant replays, statistics, animations and sponsorship messages.
"This is an exciting project as the Reno Aces and Reno 1868 FC look to introduce a large, unique display to their outfield," said Brady Jacobsen, Daktronics sales representative. "This innovative application will make for a really engaging presentation that really can't be found anywhere else. We're looking forward to seeing the displays installed and making an impact this year and for years to come."
Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology features industry-leading environmental protection for a long lifetime with consistent performance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.
About Reno Aces
The Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, have played their games at Greater Nevada Field since 2009. After having two 10,000+ crowds in its first seven seasons, Greater Nevada Field doubled that mark with two 10,000+ crowds in 2016, including a franchise-record 10,520 fans in attendance on the Fourth of July. The Aces are one of 16 teams in the Pacific Coast League. They have claimed three Pacific Northern Division titles (2011-12, '14), two Pacific Conference Championships (2012, '14), one Pacific Coast League crown (2012) and one Triple-A National Championship (2012) in their eight-year existence.
About Reno 1868 FC
Reno 1868 FC officially joined the United Soccer League in September 2015. The club is nearing play for its first professional season with a preseason match set for Feb. 18, 2017 against the San Jose Earthquakes, 1868 FC's parent club from Major League Soccer. Reno 1868 FC will host up to 18 matches at Greater Nevada Field in 2017, including 16 regular-season affairs. Reno 1868 FC is one of many teams leading to the overall growth of the USL, which has 32 teams split into two 16-team conferences for the 2017 season. Greater Nevada Field hosted a pair of soccer friendlies in 2016, and saw an average of 5,735 in attendance between the two matches.