New Visual Experience Coming to Oak View Group’s Moody Center in Austin with Daktronics LED Technology
Centerhung, ribbon display and marquee bring new light to arena
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Oct. 5, 2022 – Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, partnered with the Oak View Group to manufacture and install nine LED displays at Moody Center in Austin, Texas. A new centerhung video display system, ribbon display and marquee display were installed at the end of 2021 and are currently informing and entertaining audiences.
Each of the four main centerhung LED video displays measure approximately 20.5 feet high by 27 feet wide and feature 5.9-millimeter pixel spacing to bring crisp, clear images to audiences throughout the arena. Each display is capable of variable content zoning allowing each to show one large image or multiple zones of video, replay and graphic content that fans crave. They can also show statistics and sponsorship messages throughout events.
Below the main video displays is a ring display measuring approximately 3 feet high by 109 feet wide. This display will also feature 5.9-millimeter pixel spacing. On the underbelly of the centerhung, two video displays feature 2.5-millimeter pixel spacing and each measure 5 feet high by 15 feet wide to share supplemental information to the main displays and bring a better view to guests sitting closer to the action.
Adding to the centerhung, a long LED ribbon display has been mounted to the seating fascia of the arena. This display measures approximately 3.5 feet high by 715 feet wide and features 10-millimeter pixel spacing to bring opportunities to share additional statistics and sponsorship messages throughout events.
“The Daktronics’ LED system provides a great experience for those attending concerts and sporting events. The wide variety of events hosted at Moody Center will allow Daktronics to showcase our flexibility in this multi-use venue,” said Will Ellerbruch, Daktronics national sales manager for live events. “It’s been great to partner with Oak View Group and everyone involved on this project, and we are honored to be a part of this first-class facility that has been highly anticipated in Austin.”
Outside Moody Center, two marquee displays have been installed to welcome fans and inform them of upcoming events. One display wraps around the corner of the facility and will measure 26 feet high by 32.5 feet wide. The other display measures 15 feet high by 26 feet wide. Both marquee displays feature a tight 5.9-millimeter pixel spacing with high resolution and crisp imagery to engage audiences as they arrive for live events.
Daktronics has also provided 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.
About Oak View Group (OVG)
Oak View Group (OVG) is a global sports and entertainment company founded by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff in 2015. OVG is focused on being a positive disruption to business as usual in the sports and live entertainment industry and currently has eight divisions across four global offices (Los Angeles, New York, London, and Philadelphia). OVG is leading the redevelopment and operations of Climate Pledge Arena at Seattle Center as well as leading arena development projects for UBS Arena in Belmont Park, NY; Moody Center in Austin, TX; New Arena in Coachella Valley, CA; and Co-op Live in Manchester, UK. OVG Global Partnerships, a division of OVG, is the sales and marketing arm responsible for selling across all OVG arena development projects. OVG Facilities, a division of OVG, is the facility management, booking, security, and sanitization services arm that performs services for both OVG’s arena development projects and clients on a 3rd party basis. OVG Media & Conferences, a division of OVG, publishes Pollstar and VenuesNow, in addition to hosting live entertainment-centric conferences around the world. OVG’s Arena Alliance, a division of OVG, is a collection of the top 32 venues in North America that provides a platform for booking, content, and sponsorship sales opportunities. Learn more at OakViewGroup.com, and follow OVG on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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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