St. Paul Baseball Team to Open New Park with Daktronics Equipment
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Oct. 28, 2014 – Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, has been contacted by the St. Paul Saints baseball team out of Saint Paul, Minnesota, to design, manufacture and install a new video display and scoreboard at their new field, CHS Field. The St. Paul Saints will be opening its inaugural season next year at CHS Field. The Saints plan to have this project completed later this fall.
"We've had a longstanding relationship with Daktronics in St. Paul and with several other of our clubs in The Goldklang Group. Daktronics' products and services are second-to-none and have come to play a big part in the fun we try to create at every game. The displays at CHS Field are a perfect complement to what will be the best baseball experience in North America," according to Tom Whaley, Saints' Executive Vice-President.
The main video display for the Saints will measure approximately 27.5 feet high by 49 feet wide and will feature a 15HD pixel layout. The display will be installed in left-center field and will incorporate excellent image clarity and contrast with wide angle visibility while providing multiple levels of protection from the elements. It is capable of showing one large image to highlight live video and instant replays. It can also be divided into separate windows to show a variety of vivid graphics, colorful animations, up-to-the-minute statistics, scoring information and sponsor advertisements.
"Daktronics is excited to extend our relationship with the St. Paul Saints, and to partner on the CHS Field project," said Sales Representative Joey Hulsebus. "This innovated ball park will be an exciting addition to the Lowertown community. The Daktronics products will assist in developing a new game-day experience for the Saints fans."
In addition to the video display, the Saints will also be receiving a fixed-digit scoreboard. This scoreboard will display basic baseball information such as pitch count, at bat, and hits and errors. Daktronics LED display technology offers a long lifetime with minimal maintenance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.
The Saints will also be receiving a bank of hours for the creation of digital content to be produced and delivered by Daktronics Creative Services, an award-winning in-house creative team. This content will consist of any mixture of sponsorship messages, crowd prompts, headshots, game opens and venue announcements at the request of the Saints.
About the Saints
The Saints are a member of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball and will begin their 23rd season of play in May 2015. The team, nationally recognized for its creative promotions and sell-out crowds, will play in brand new CHS Field, a $64 million downtown Saint Paul project that replaces a formerly, long-vacant brownfield. The ballpark is connected with downtown Minneapolis and all of the region's major professional and amateur sports venues via the Green Line light rail transit line. www.saintsbaseball.com