St. John's University Gives Big Upgrade to Carnesecca Arena with New Daktronics Video Displays
New display increases square footage by 71.9% over existing centerhung
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Nov. 14, 2016 –Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, has been asked by St. John's University, of Queens, New York, to design, manufacture and install two new LED video displays inside Carnesecca Arena. The displays are the highest resolution end wall displays and the third largest displays Daktronics has installed in a college basketball venue to feature a tight 6-millimeter line spacing. The upgrades were installed this fall and are currently in use to excite and energize Red Storm fans this season and for many years to come.
"We are thrilled to partner with Daktronics and IMG to upgrade Carnesecca Arena with digital displays that rival the best in the country for a collegiate sports arena," said St. John's Senior Associate Athletics Director John Diffley. "The new video display system will certainly enhance the game-day atmosphere and fan experience at an arena with great tradition."
The displays are placed on opposite ends of the facility to provide great views to all seats within the arena. Each display measures approximately 14.5 feet high and 35 feet wide and include 6-millimeter line spacing for superior image clarity and contrast.
The displays are capable of variable content zoning which allows them to show one large image across each display or each display can be separated into multiple zones. These zones can then show any combination of live video, instant replays, scoring and statistic information, animations and graphics, and sponsorship messages.
"We're excited to bring this installation to St. John's University and build upon our more than 20-year partnership," said Scott Willson, Daktronics sale representative. "These end wall displays bring a game-changing experience to their game-day productions at every event. We're looking forward to seeing these displays live in action this season."
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 St. John's University Department of Athletics
St. John's sponsors 17 varsity athletic programs with proud and storied traditions. A charter member of the BIG EAST Conference, three Red Storm teams won league championships during the 2015-16 academic year, as the BIG EAST continues as one of the nation's most competitive conferences. Located in the entertainment and media capital of the world, the Red Storm bears the moniker of "New York's Team" with the men's basketball squad playing a percentage of its home games at "The World's Most Famous Arena," Madison Square Garden.