MLS’s Columbus Crew to Add Daktronics Video Display

The Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer is turning to Daktronics to design, manufacture and install an integrated LED video display system including a main video display, an auxiliary video display and two ribbon displays at Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH.

Daktronics“We have been going through a thorough process of analyzing all of the different aspects of our club and where we need to make improvements, and it was fairly obvious that replacing the existing video board at the stadium was a top priority of Precourt Sports Ventures for improving the fan experience,” said Crew Chairman and Investor-Operator Anthony Precourt. “In addition to winning soccer matches and trophies, delivering a professional, high-quality and exciting experience at Crew matches is paramount to our success as an organization, and I am looking forward to this high-impact upgrade for the 2014 season.”

The main video display will incorporate excellent image clarity and contrast with wide angle visibility while providing multiple levels of protection from the elements. This nearly 17-foot high by 66-foot wide display features a 15HD pixel layout and is capable of showing one large image to highlight live video and instant replays. It can also be divided into separate windows to show a variety of vivid graphics, colorful animations, up-to-the-minute statistics, scoring information and sponsor advertisements.

The auxiliary video display is located directly under the main display. It will feature the same 15HD pixel layout and measure nearly 5 feet high by 43 feet wide.

The two ribbon displays – one will be located on each side of the field – will also feature 15HD pixel layouts and each will measure more than 2 feet high by 42 feet wide.

These displays will provide the opportunity to showcase sponsors throughout events and provide up-to-the-minute statistics and game information.

“It is a great honor to again partner with Columbus Crew on their new video display installation,” said Daryl Mihal with Daktronics. “These new displays will no doubt provide for an overall enhancement to the game-day experience for The Crew and their fans. It is yet another great installation for Major League Soccer, their fans and the sport as a whole.”

Columbus Crew recently installed a custom Daktronics audio system prior to the start of the 2013 season.

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