Tottenham Hotspur Selects Daktronics To Provide LED Video Displays For New Stadium
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Mar. 26, 2018 – Tottenham Hotspur has selected Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) to provide new LED video and ribbon displays for the new stadium in London. Four main video displays totaling more than 1,000 square meters, two façade displays and three tiers of ribbon displays will be installed in 2018.
Matthew Collecott, Director of Operations, Tottenham Hotspur said: "We are pleased to add Daktronics to our roster of world-leading suppliers, as specialists in large LED video displays and digital ribbon boards. We have pushed them to deliver something that will truly set us apart and these installations will play a significant role as part of our commitment to setting a new standard in fan experience in sports and entertainment."
Tottenham Hotspur is committed to driving innovation and using modern technology, including these new Daktronics displays, to deliver an unrivaled fan experience inside the new 62,062-seat stadium, the largest of any football club in London.
"We're extremely proud to partner with one of the most storied football clubs in England," said Daktronics President and CEO Reece Kurtenbach. "The video displays and LED technology in this stadium is sure to create an amazing atmosphere for fans and players alike. We're excited to see the stadium open later this year."
The two south end displays will each encompass 325 square meters and the two north end displays will each encompass 190.7 square meters. Two additional displays in the south west and south east will measure 178.9 square meters. Each main display will feature 13HD pixel layouts to bring excellent image clarity and contrast to fans in every seat.
Each main video display will feature variable content zoning allowing each to show one large image or to be divided into multiple windows to show any combination of live video, instant replays, statistics and match data, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.
The three tiers of LED ribbon displays will deliver fan engagement through the event-day experience.
It is the first time three sets of ribbon displays have been featured inside a stadium in the United Kingdom. The upper and middle tier ribbons will run from the east to west stands through the north stand. The upper measures 387 meters long while the lower measures 348 meters long. The suite tier ribbon will be split into two runs along the east and west stands measuring 122 meters long on the east and 105 meters long on the west.
About Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
Founded in 1882, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has a tradition of playing an entertaining and attacking style of football. The team has achieved five top-five Premier League finishes in the past seven seasons and has a multi-national squad of players. Tottenham Hotspur also has:
- A global following in excess of 400 million, with strong supporter bases across the UK, the USA, China, Asia and Southern Africa, including more than 100 Official Supporters Clubs worldwide
- Commercial partnerships with globally-recognised brands including AIA Group Limited (AIA) - one of the world's leading providers of insurance services
- A newly-built state-of-the-art training centre with advanced plans for a new world-class stadium development that will sit at the heart of a major regeneration for North London
- An award-winning Foundation that has created over 2.5 million opportunities to help enhance the lives of people in its local community through education, employment, health and social inclusion programmes
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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