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Harvard University upgrades athletics venues with Daktronics LED displays

Football and Track & Field venues received video displays to enhance the fan experience

Continuing a longstanding relationship with Harvard University, Daktronics, in conjunction with Scoreboard Enterprises, has manufactured and installed new LED technology for Harvard Stadium for football and Gordon Indoor Track for track and field events. The project was installed over the winter months and is currently ready for the 2023 calendar year and upcoming events.

“Daktronics video boards continue to be the centrepiece of our in-game fan entertainment and engagement initiatives,” said Imry Halevi, associate director of athletics, content & strategic communications at Harvard University. “These new state-of-the-art boards will enable us to continue serving our dedicated and loyal fans, and to improve the game-day atmosphere and environment for our football and track & field student-athletes.”

Football and other events using the stadium are enhanced using a new end zone video display and ribbon display at Harvard Stadium. The video display measures nearly 17 feet high by 45 feet wide and the ribbon display measures 3.5 feet high by 90 feet wide. Both feature 10mm pixel spacings to deliver game information, statistics and graphics that fans expect on game day.

The main display is capable of variable content zoning, which allows it to show one large image or to be divided into multiple zones of content to entertain and engage fans. The ribbon allows the opportunity to keep game information shown at all times as well as the ability to highlight sponsors throughout events.

To bring new light to event results inside Gordon Indoor Track, Daktronics delivered a video display measuring approximately 11.5 feet high by 15 feet wide. It features 5.9mm pixel spacing allowing for crisp, clear imagery and the ability to showcase individual event results as well as other track and field data and messaging.

“Working together with our long-time reseller Scoreboard Enterprises in the New England region, Daktronics is very proud to work with Craig Lee and his team to upgrade the event presentation at historical Harvard Stadium as well as add a beautiful new indoor video screen and track results display at the Gordon Track,” said Peter Dunkle, Daktronics sales representative.

Daktronics will also be including a complete Show Control solution. This “industry-leading” control system provides a combination of display control software, world-class video processing, data integration and playback hardware that forms a powerful yet user-friendly production solution.

In addition to the equipment installation, Harvard University will also receive a digital content package to be produced and delivered by Daktronics Creative Services.