Mississippi State And Daktronics, Humphrey Coliseum

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

Daktronics Inc., Brookings, South Dakota, has partnered with Mississippi State University to provide an integrated LED centerhung video display system for Humphrey Coliseum, home of Bulldogs basketball on campus in Starkville, Miss..


The system includes four main video displays and two ring displays suspended above the court to keep fans informed and entertained throughout every event.

“Our goal is to continually improve the fan experience here at Mississippi State,” says Scott Wetherbee, MSU senior associate athletic director for external affairs. “With the new technology, the LED video board will enhance our fan experience to all who visit Humphrey Coliseum.”

The four main video displays of the centerhung feature tight 6 millimeter line spacing and measure more than 8’ high by 15.5’ wide. The display incorporates excellent contrast for crisp, clear imagery while providing wide angle visibility to ensure every seat has a great view.

The middle ring display measures 2’ high by more than 66’ wide. The bottom ring display measures 2’ high by more than 62’ wide. Both ring displays will feature 10 millimeter line spacing and provide additional statistics and other game information. They also provide options for sponsors to be highlighted throughout the event or at select moments of the event.

The installation includes Daktronics powerful, industry Show Control System which provides a combination of display control software, world-class video processing, data integration and playback hardware in one user-friendly production solution. www.daktronics.com/show

The installation includes eight locker room clocks, three main shot clocks, three auxiliary shot clocks, three light strips and four standard fixed-digit scoreboards to assist with every aspect of operating a basketball game.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs basketball program is part of the Southeastern Conference of NCAA Division I. The Bulldogs’ home venue is Humphrey Coliseum, The Hump, on campus in Starkville, Miss. The multi-purpose facility opened for the 1975-76 season with a capacity of more than 10,500.

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