Daktronics and Samford University Partner to Bring Audiovisual System to Seibert Stadium
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Aug. 29, 2019 – Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, has partnered with Samford University to bring a new audiovisual system to F. Page Seibert Stadium on campus in Homewood, Alabama. The installation is taking place this summer and will be ready to entertain Bulldogs fans when the season starts this fall.
"We are excited to open our 2019 home football schedule with this new state-of-the-art video board and sound system," said Hal Langston, executive associate athletics director for operations at Samford University. "This investment in our stadium will have a profound impact on the game-day experience for our alumni, fans, students and student-athletes. In addition, it will certainly have a very positive impact on recruiting as we continue to play in the competitive Southern Conference. We are grateful to those who helped make this possible."
The new LED video display will measure approximately 25 feet high by 70 feet wide. It will feature a 13HD pixel layout to bring crisp, clear imagery with wide-angle visibility to appeal to fans in every seat of the stadium. It will also incorporate industry-leading environmental protection to be operational during wind, rain or sunshine.
"The new audio and video systems will take game day at Seibert Stadium to another level," said Glen Marts, Daktronics sales representative. "We're thankful for our long-standing partnership with Samford University as we continually strive to provide them with the best products and services for their needs. This installation is no exception and we're excited to see it in action this season."
The display will be capable of variable content zoning allowing it to show one large image or to be divided into multiple zones to show any combination of live video, instant replay, up-to-the-minute statistics and game information, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.
A Sportsound® 1500 audio system will be integrated into the video and scoring system at Seibert Stadium. The system provides full-range sound reproduction for a booming audio experience for Bulldogs fans. It also delivers clear and intelligible speech so fans can keep up with all the action on the field.
Daktronics will also be including its powerful Show Control System with this installation. This industry-leading system provides a combination of display control software, world-class video processing, data integration and playback hardware that forms a user-friendly production solution. For more information on Show Control, visit www.daktronics.com/show.
A fixed-digit scoreboard and delay of game clock will be included with the installation to complete the game-ready environment at the stadium for Samford University.
Daktronics has grown with the sports industry from the company's beginnings in 1968. Today, the company has LED video display installations at hundreds of colleges and universities across the United States. For more information on what Daktronics can provide for the collegiate market, visit www.daktronics.com/college.
About Samford Athletics
Samford Athletics sponsors 17 teams at the NCAA Division I level in the prestigious Southern Conference (SoCon). A total of more than 360 student-athletes compete for Samford's teams in football, soccer, volleyball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field, baseball, softball, men's and women's golf and men's and women's tennis. Since joining the Southern Conference in 2008, Samford has won 40 conference or divisional championships, and the school's student-athletes have maintained an impressive 97 percent in the NCAA's Graduation Success Rate (GSR), the best performance in the state of Alabama, and tied for the best in the SoCon.