Miami Dolphins go long with LED scoreboard

Dolphins Stadium in Miami will incorporate what is believed will be the world’s longest continuous digital LED fascia display inside a sports venue, measuring approximately 2,105 feet in length.

Daktronics is already designing and building two of the world’s largest high definition (HD) light emitting diode (LED) video displays for installation behind the end zones at Dolphins Stadium. The addition of the ProAd fascia display that will surround the entire seating bowl will make the integrated display system at Dolphins Stadium one of the most capable of any in existence.

“These technological improvements, along with future renovations of the stadium, will significantly enhance the entertainment offerings for our guests at Dolphins Stadium, and for the fans attending the Super Bowl in 2007 and 2010,” said Joe Bailey, CEO of Dolphins Enterprises. “This is another example of Wayne Huizenga’s commitment to create the best stadium for our fans and guests in this internationally recognized facility.”

“Guests will be amazed with the image quality and animation capabilities of our new Daktronics ribbon-style display,” M. Bruce Schulze, President of Dolphins Stadium, said. “Our stadium is a multi-use, world class venue that deserves only the best in amenities for our guests.”

Daktronics ProAd technology uses red, green and blue LED technology similar to the company’s ProStar video systems. The new display will be mounted below the suite level of seats. The fascia display will be comprised of more than four million individual LEDs. Installation of the ProAd fascia display is scheduled to be completed in July 2006.

Installation of the large high definition (HD) ProStar video displays is in progress inside Dolphins Stadium, with completion scheduled prior to start of the Florida Marlins 2006 regular season home opener. The facility will be the first NFL venue to implement true HD large screen video using full-color LED technology.

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