Daktronics Delivers 142,250 Square Feet of Video Displays for 2016 Football Season

7 professional, 18 colleges receive 85 displays prior to kickoff

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Aug. 24, 2016 – Seven professional and 18 college football teams are preparing for the 2016 season with new LED video display equipment from Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota. A total of 85 displays combine for 142,250 square feet of digital canvas to create an enhanced game-day experience for fans in and around football stadiums throughout the country.

U.S. Bank Stadium and Raymond James Stadium are rolling out new integrated super systems at the professional football level while other sites including Levi's® Stadium and EverBank Field have added auxiliary signage to their facilities to offer additional content during games.

"This is an exciting time of year when the fall sports seasons begin and many of our customers are unveiling their new technology to improve the fan experience at their venues," said Will Ellerbruch, Daktronics national sales manager for live events. "We're honored to be the company that numerous professional and collegiate venues turn to for their LED video display needs, and we're looking forward to seeing these new installations impacting fans when the regular seasons kick off this fall."

When the college football regular season kick off this week, 42 new displays at 18 different schools will be providing live video, instant replays, game intros and crowd prompts, and statistics to excite the thousands of fans that flock to the stadiums to cheer on their teams.

These college installations include the second largest video display in college-specific football stadium for the University of Oklahoma and the unique application of digital audio façades over the speaker system at Rice University.

Other college football customers in 2016 include:

  • Boston University
  • California Lutheran University
  • Campbell University
  • Elon University
  • Kansas State University
  • McDaniel College
  • Sacred Heart University
  • San Bernardino Valley College
  • U.S. Air Force Academy
  • U.S. Naval Academy
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of South Dakota
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Villanova University

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 Daktronics

Daktronics helps its customers to impact their audiences throughout the world with large-format LED video displays, message displays, scoreboards, digital billboards, audio systems and control systems in sport, business and transportation applications. Founded in 1968 as a USA-based manufacturing company, Daktronics has grown into the world leader in audiovisual systems and implementation with offices around the globe. Discover more at www.daktronics.com.

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