Daktronics of Brookings, South Dakota, reached an unprecedented level of professional football orders in a single offseason with eight installations for the 2014 season.
In fact, Daktronics has installed large LED video displays at all three levels of football in 2014: professional, colleges/universities and high schools.
At the professional level,this includes two of the world’s larger LED video displays at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, along with the largest display at the collegiate level for Texas A&M and one of the largest displays at the high school level for Ector County ISD in Texas.
“The unprecedented eight professional level installations in 2014 highlights the battle that every facility is in with the at-home experience, and those venues are providing their fans with everything they can get at home and more when they visit the stadium,” says Jay Parker, Daktronics vice-president of live events. “Providing large scoreboards at each level of play shows that it’s not just an issue at the professional level. Every venue across the country is trying to improve the game-day experience any way that they can, and we’re proud to help them do so.”
The eight teams receiving new LED products in 2014 include: the Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers. The Jaguars’ displays are the largest, each measuring 60’ high by 362’ wide for a total of 21,720 sq. ft. per display.
Daktronics is also providing 32 colleges and universities, and 42 high schools throughout the country with new video displays for the 2014 football season.
Texas A&M’s Kyle Field received college football’s largest display measuring 47’ high by 163’ wide, also featuring a 13HD pixel layout, on campus in College Station, Texas.
Ector County ISD’s Ratliff Stadium received one of the largest video displays at the high school level, in Odessa, Texas. The display measures 26’ high by 50’ wide and features a 15HD pixel layout. The stadium is home to Odessa High School as well as Permian High School of ‘Friday Night Lights’ fame.