Mankato MoonDogs Open 2018 Season With New Daktronics Display
BROOKINGS, S.D. – July 26, 2018 – The Mankato MoonDogs opened their 2018 season with a new LED video display manufactured and installed by Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota. The new 945-square-foot display was installed this spring and brings additional entertainment to every game at Franklin Rogers Park in Mankato, Minnesota.
"The addition of our new board, in conjunction with the renovation of Franklin Rogers Park, has completely changed and enhanced the atmosphere within our ballpark and we look forward to sharing the excitement with our fans for many years to come," said MoonDogs Co-Owner Chris Goodell. "We are also very thankful to Joey Hulsebus and the entire Daktronics team, who have been fantastic to work with throughout the installation process."
The new display measures more than 20 feet high by 50 feet wide and features a 15HD pixel layout to bring excellent image clarity and contrast to fans throughout the stadium. The display includes Daktronics industry-leading environmental protection to ensure it operates as expected in any kind of weather.
"This display is a very unique installation that provides a one-of-a-kind experience for the MoonDogs and their fans," said Joey Hulsebus, Daktronics sales representative. "The team was great to work with on this project and the result is amazing. We're looking forward to seeing this display entertain fans for years to come."
The display is 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, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.
Included with the installation, the MoonDogs received a bank of hours for content to be produced by Daktronics Creative Services, an in-house award-winning creative team. The content will be produced at the request of the team.
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 Mankato MoonDogs
The Mankato MoonDogs are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 190 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit https://northwoodsleague.com/mankato-moondogs/ or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the MoonDogs as your favorite team.