Daktronics Builds New Visual Experience for Cedar Rapids Kernels
Veterans Memorial Stadium opens in 2023 with new LED video display
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Mar. 27, 2023 – Working to build a new visual experience for baseball fans, Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, has partnered with the Cedar Rapids Kernels and the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to design, manufacture and install a new LED video display at Veterans Memorial Stadium ahead of the first pitch in the 2023 season.
“The Cedar Rapids Kernels along with the City of Cedar Rapids are excited for the community to see the new LED video display when we open on April 11,” said Cedar Rapids Ball Club CEO Doug Nelson. “Our fans will be in awe of its size and clarity.”
Mounted in center field, the LED display measures 30 feet high by 72 feet wide and features a 15HD pixel layout to bring vibrant imagery to fans in every seat of the ballpark. It also features industry-leading environmental protection to ensure it operates as expected in the outdoor environment of Iowa. It also features the brightness needed to combat direct sunlight while still showing crisp, clear content.
“Daktronics is excited to once again partner with the City of Cedar Rapids and the Cedar Rapids Kernels on this exciting new display upgrade,” said Matt Warnke, Daktronics sales representative. “This new display will offer great flexibility in how they inform and entertain fans on game day. I look forward to the start of the baseball season and seeing our display technology helping to enhance the game-day environment.”
The large new screen is capable of variable content zoning which allows it to show one large image or multiple zones of content. This includes all the stats and information baseball fans crave as well as live video, instant replays, graphics, animations and sponsorship messages.
The display seamlessly integrates into the existing audiovisual system, including a Daktronics LED display in right field.
Daktronics has grown with the sports industry from the company’s beginnings in 1968. Today, the company has integrated LED super systems in nearly 60% of all professional sports facilities in the United States and Canada. For more information on what Daktronics can provide, visit www.daktronics.com/professionalsports.
The Cedar Rapids Kernels is the Class A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins entertaining Eastern Iowa since 1890. To learn more about the Kernels upcoming 2023 season and their exciting promotional schedule, visit Kernels.com.
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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