Fairfield University Partners with Daktronics for New Leo D. Mahoney Arena
New centerhung system highlights total of 15 displays installed at new on-campus venue
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Oct. 13, 2022 – Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, has partnered with Fairfield University to design, manufacture and install 15 total LED displays inside the new, on-campus Leo D. Mahoney Arena. The display installation began during the summer in order to be ready for events beginning this winter.
“The addition of the Leo D. Mahoney Arena as a state-of-the-art on-campus venue is an incredible moment for the Fairfield University community,” said Vice President for Athletics Paul Schlickmann. “Providing an exceptional fan experience is critically important, and a partnership with Daktronics is a major step forward in our planning process.”
Inside Mahoney Arena, nine displays make up the centerhung system. Four main video displays each measure nearly 10 feet high by 16.5 feet wide and four corner wedges each measure roughly 10 feet high by 1.5 feet wide. Below the main displays, a lower ring display measures 2.5 feet high by 44 feet in circumference. All of these nine displays feature 5.9-millimeter pixel spacing.
Circling the seating section, a 360-degree ribbon display is installed on along the fascia and measures approximately 2.5 feet high by 518 feet wide. Along the side of the court, four scorers tables were installed with each measuring approximately 2.5 feet high by 10 feet wide. The ribbon display features 15-millimeter pixel spacing while the scorers tables each feature 5.9-millimeter pixel spacing.
“Daktronics is very grateful to continue our long-term relationship with Fairfield University,” said Scott Willson, Daktronics sales representative. “The Leo D. Mahoney Arena is going to be a game changer for Fairfield and we are proud to bring our latest and greatest technology to the venue to help enhance the experience for Stags fans, sponsors and student-athletes.”
The four main displays are capable of variable content zoning allowing each to show one large image or to be divided into multiple zones to show any combination of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics and game information, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.
The corner wedges, ring display, ribbon display and scorers tables all provide the opportunity to highlight sponsors throughout events while also showing supplemental and complementary information and graphics to support the main video displays.
In addition to the equipment installation, Fairfield University will also receive a content package that will be produced and delivered by Daktronics Creative Services.
Leo D. Mahoney Arena will officially open on Friday, Nov. 18 when reigning MAAC Champion Fairfield Women’s Basketball hosts Stonehill. The Stags will also welcome 2022 Elite Eight participant Michigan as a part of opening weekend on Sunday, Nov. 20.
Fairfield Men’s Basketball makes its Mahoney Arena debut on Saturday, Dec. 3 against MAAC opponent Saint Peter’s, also an Elite Eight squad last season.
Season tickets for Fairfield Men’s and Women’s Basketball are on sale now at FairfieldStags.com/TIX.
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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