Improved Audiovisual Experience for Baseball Headed to Ball State University from Daktronics

New outfield video display and sound system to be installed early in 2024

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Mar. 11, 2024 – When Cardinals fans return to Ball Diamond at First Merchants Bank Complex in Muncie, Indiana, they will be greeted with a new audiovisual system from a partnership between Ball State University and Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota. The installation was recently completed and features a new LED video display and sound system for the 2024 baseball season. 

“We are thankful for a very generous gift that will afford us a state-of-the-art video board which will enhance our player and fan experience,” said Ball State baseball head coach Rich Maloney. “This is a big step towards our dream of completing our stadium. This gift continues our progression in celebrating our great baseball tradition and the value our university puts on the future of Ball State Baseball.”

“As we work to enhance our baseball and softball facilities, the new video board at Ball Diamond will add an exciting feature to our baseball fan experience,” said Ball State Director of Athletics Jeff Mitchell. “We are grateful for the generosity of our donors and fans who support the vibrant future of our Ball State baseball program.”

Video Display Details

The new outfield video display measures 18 feet high by 32.5 feet wide and features a 15HD pixel layout to deliver excellent image clarity and contrast with wide-angle visibility to appeal to fans throughout Ball Diamond. It also features industry-leading environmental protection to ensure it operates in all forms of Indiana weather. 

“It has been a privilege for the Daktronics team to work with the Ball State team to bring the Cardinals this state-of-the-art video board,” said Joe Hernandez, Daktronics sales representative. “Head Baseball Coach Rich Maloney and all the members of the Ball State Athletics Administration have been great partners as Daktronics assisted in giving a facelift to a beautiful college baseball facility. To be able to take Coach Maloney’s vision and bring it to life will be exciting to see for his student-athletes, the Ball State fans and the Muncie community.”

A Sportsound® 1500HD audio system was integrated with the video and scoring system at the stadium. This system provides full-range sound reproduction and delivers clear, intelligible speech as it provides a powerful audio experience for fans.

In addition to the equipment installation, the Cardinals will also receive a custom content package to be produced and delivered by Daktronics Creative Services.

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

About Daktronics

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

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