New Daktronics Video Display Lights Up Monterey Bay F.C. Matches
More than 500 square feet of digital space and full audio system added to Cardinale Stadium
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Aug. 4, 2022 – Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, has partnered with Monterey Bay F.C. to design, manufacture and install a new LED video display and audio system at Cardinale Stadium in Seaside, California. The display was installed this spring and is currently engaging and entertaining audiences for soccer and other special events.
“We are thrilled to partner with Daktronics, they were wonderful to work with,” said Monterey Bay F.C. President Mike DiGiulio. “The LED video display is a focal point of our stadium. It creates an amazing atmosphere here on game days, and we look forward to utilizing the display to entertain our fans for years to come.”
The LED video display measures approximately 17 feet high by 32 feet wide and features 15-millimeter pixel spacing to deliver excellent image clarity and contrast to fans in every seat. It features industry-leading environmental protection ensuring it operates as expected in the California outdoors.
The display is capable of variable content zoning allowing it to show all the expected video and content at every event. This includes one large image or multiple zones to show any combination of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.
“We are anticipating one of the best game-day environments in the USL at Cardinale Stadium in Seaside, California,” said Eric Cain, Daktronics sales representative. “To complement the large video display and scoring system, Daktronics is also installing a robust audio system that will provide high-end sound for the entire stadium seating bowl and additional speakers in the beer garden, entry gates and VIP suite.”
The new audio system will be integrated into the video and scoring system at Cardinale Stadium. It provides full-range sound reproduction and clear, intelligible speech for a powerful audio experience for fans and audiences at every event.
Daktronics included its powerful Show Control solution with this installation. This industry-leading system provides a combination of display control software, world-class video processing, data integration and playback hardware that forms a user-friendly production solution. For more information on Show Control, visit www.daktronics.com/show.
In addition to the equipment installation, Monterey Bay F.C. will also receive a content package that will 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 integrated LED super systems in nearly 60 percent of all professional sports facilities in the United States and Canada. For more information on what Daktronics can provide, visit www.daktronics.com/professionalsports.
About Monterey Bay F.C.
On February 1, 2021, the United Soccer League (USL) announced Monterey Bay Football Club (Monterey Bay F.C.) joined the USL Championship for the 2022 season. The club will play on the campus of California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and is privately investing millions to upgrade the existing facilities of what is now known as Cardinale Stadium, to bring the venue’s capacity to 6,000.
Monterey Bay F.C. is led by Owner and Chairman Ray Beshoff, who alongside a dedicated group of local investors, revealed the club’s official crest and colors in July 2021; a crest that was designed by and for the regional community. The club’s soccer operations are led by two-time MLS Coach of the Year Frank Yallop who will serve as Sporting Director and Head Coach for the club, and Assistant Coach Ramiro Corrales, who is from Salinas.
Learn more about Monterey Bay F.C. at MontereyBayFC.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.