University of Delaware Upgrades Outdoor Video Displays with Daktronics Technology
Delaware Stadium and Grant Stadium will welcome fans with nearly 3,000 square feet of digital signage in 2022
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Jan. 27, 2022 – Adding to the Blue Hens fan experience, the University of Delaware has partnered with Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, for the company to design, manufacture and install nearly 3,000 square feet of digital displays at Delaware Stadium and Grant Stadium on campus in Newark. Installation will take place in 2022 and the new displays will be operational for the corresponding sports seasons at both venues.
“We are incredibly excited to install brand new, state-of-the-art video boards at Delaware Stadium and Grant Stadium this fall,” said Chrissi Rawak, director of intercollegiate athletics and recreation services at the University of Delaware. “We are thrilled to add these digital displays as we continue to make upgrades across our facilities that will improve the experiences of our fans and other events that take place in these venues.”
At Delaware Stadium, the main end zone video display will measure approximately 40 feet high by 60 feet wide and the auxiliary display at the other end of the stadium will measure nearly 11 feet high by 18 feet wide. Both displays will feature 10-millimeter pixel spacing along with industry-leading environmental protection to ensure they operate as expected in the outdoor, Delaware weather.
Similarly, at Grant Stadium a new display at one end of the venue will measure nearly 11 feet high by 24 feet wide and will also feature 10-millimeter pixel spacing. All three of these displays are capable of variable content zoning which allows each to feature one large image or to be divided into multiple zones to show any combination of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute data and event-relevant information, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.
“We are very excited to once again partner with the University of Delaware on these two special projects,” said Fran Kulas, Daktronics sales representative. “Delaware and Grant Stadiums are great venues for Blue Hen Athletics and other special events, and Daktronics is thrilled to help enhance the live event experience for student-athletes and fans alike.”
Daktronics will also be including 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, the Blue Hens 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 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 www.daktronics.com/college.
About UD Athletics
The University of Delaware, located in Newark, Delaware, is home to the Fightin’ Blue Hens. Delaware sponsors 21 varsity sports teams that compete at the Division 1 level in the Colonial Athletic Association and the Football Championship Subdivision. The Blue Hens have won 10 national championships, including six in football, and one each in women’s lacrosse and field hockey. In the classroom, the athletics department has had 16 consecutive semesters with a 3.000 or higher student-athlete G.P.A.
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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