Columbus Crew Stadium to Amp Up Game-Day Experience with Custom Daktronics Sound System

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Oct. 11, 2013 – Daktronics (NASDAQ – DAKT) of Brookings, S.D., will customize a sound system specific to the needs and intricacies of Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The installation later on this fall will include speakers in main seating bowl, concourse areas and entry plaza levels of the stadium.

“With our fan-focused mindset, we believed Daktronics’ proposal for our new sound system would deliver the exceptional fan experience we are accustomed to a Crew Stadium,” said Crew Stadium Production Manager Dan Lolli. “After having the system fully functional for multiple sell-out events – including our nation’s resounding 2-0 victory over Mexico in 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying – we’re extremely satisfied with the final product.”

The system delivers full-range sound reproduction, clear and intelligible speech and a powerful audio experience for the fans. High impact subwoofers will help build spectator energy in the seats and give an adrenaline boost to the home team when the Black and Gold take the field.

“Daktronics audio has brought together the latest in audio technologies and some of the most talented sound designers in the audio industry to deliver the Crew a game environment not easily equaled in the soccer world,” said Mike Maloney, Daktronics audio sales representative. “The new bowl system will travel as a digital signal from the time it enters the mixer all the way to the speaker cabinet. This new set up will greatly enhance the game-day experience for spectators and players alike.”

Crew Stadium has been the site of many fierce soccer competitions, country and rock concerts, and a recent fire that made national news. This new audio system will serve as an upgrade and replacement to the previous system lost in the fire.

Daktronics audio offers high quality audio systems that can integrate with dynamic displays in indoor and outdoor sport venues.

About Crew Stadium

Crew Stadium is the first ever soccer-specific stadium in Major League Soccer. It opened its doors on May 15, 1999 to a sell-out crowd for a match against the New England Revolution. It has hosted numerous national and international events, including eight U.S. Soccer FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, FIFA Women’s World Cup matches and a number of concerts, including three-day festival Rock on the Range, Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean. In 2008, the venue added a permanent stage in the North End, allowing for up to 35,000 fans to take in concerts and other marquee events.