Tennessee Tech Adds Daktronics LED Displays and Sound System at Tucker Stadium
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Aug. 28, 2018 – When the Golden Eagles fans of Tennessee Tech University return to Tucker Stadium, they will be greeted by new LED displays engineered and installed by Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota. The company will also install a new sound system to add to the game-day experience at the stadium. Installation is wrapping up in Cookeville, Tennessee, and will be unveiled when the football team kicks off their home schedule on Thursday, September 6.
"The game-day experience for Golden Eagle fans will be enhanced significantly with the video and audio system from Daktronics," said Mark Wilson, Tennessee Tech Director of Athletics. "I appreciate the work of everyone involved in this project and share the excitement of our student-athletes, coaches, recruits and fans."
The new end zone display will measure 30 feet high by 80 feet wide and an upper ribbon-style display mounted above the end zone display will measure 5 feet high by 83 feet wide. Both displays will feature 16-millimeter line spacing to bring excellent image clarity and contrast to fans throughout the seating bowl of the stadium.
"We are excited for Tennessee Tech to unveil the new system this fall at Tucker Stadium," said Kyle Adams, Daktronics region manager. "It will be a very dynamic addition to the stadium and the fans all over Tennessee will be able to enjoy it for years to come."
The main display is capable of variable content zoning allowing it to show one large image or to be divided into multiple windows. It can show any combination of live video, instant replays, statistics and game information, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.
A custom outdoor audio system will be integrated with the video and scoring system at Tucker Stadium. It will provide full-range sound reproduction and deliver clear and intelligible speech for a powerful audio experience.
Fixed-digit scoreboards are included in the installation to ensure fans receive all the pertinent game-day statistics they expect throughout the game. Locker room clocks are also being installed to keep players and coaches informed while away from the field.
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.
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