Building on the fan experience, Missouri State University has turned to Daktronics for 19 new LED displays on campus in Springfield, Missouri.
“Our partnership with Daktronics spans many projects over several decades, and this latest endeavour is the icing on the cake,” said Keith Boaz, executive director of Great Southern Bank Arena and Plaster Stadium. “We cannot wait to showcase these new state of the art LED boards for our phenomenal fan base of the football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball programs.”
The football stadium at Missouri State received a display measuring approximately 23 feet high by 42 feet wide, featuring a 13HD pixel layout and “industry-leading” environmental protection to ensure it operates as expected in the Missouri outdoors. A Sportsound 2000HD audio system was integrated into the new video and scoring system at the stadium.
Inside the area, Missouri State received a center-hung display system featuring 12 displays. The four main video displays each measure 13 feet high by 16.5 feet wide and are connected together by four corner wedge displays, each measuring 13 feet high by 3 feet wide.
Below the main displays, two underbelly displays each measure 5 feet high by 10 feet wide and are angled to the sidelines to appeal to fans sitting closer to the action. Also below the main displays, a lower ring display measures more than 1.5 feet high by 72 feet in circumference. Above the main displays, an upper ring display measures 3 feet high by 82 feet in circumference. These rings supplement content on the video displays while also providing the opportunity to highlight sponsors and additional statistics and graphics throughout events.
“Bringing new technology to multiple venues on campus continues to deliver a unified experience for Missouri State fans as they attend and support their teams and student-athletes,” Ryan Kuzman, Daktronics sales representative. “We’re excited to see this technology having a positive impact for Bears Athletics this year and many years into the future.”
Additionally, six LED scorers tables will be installed along the sidelines totalling approximately 60 feet in length. These displays each feature 5.9mm pixel spacing and each measure roughly 3 feet high by 10 feet wide. They can be connected together in any configuration to share additional graphics and game information.
The main video displays for both venues are capable of variable content zoning which allows each display to show one large image or multiple zones of digital content. This includes live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics and game information, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.