Drake University Plans Basketball Facility Update With Daktronics

Drake University will install a new Daktronics video display system in the Knapp Center this fall. Drake will be receiving two end-wall displays that will each measure approximately 10 feet high by 29 feet wide and will both incorporate 6 millimeter line spacing.

Drake's new Daktronics displays will each measure approximately 10 feet high by 29 feet wide.

Drake’s new Daktronics displays will each measure approximately 10 feet high by 29 feet wide.

These displays will exhibit excellent image clarity and contrast with wide angle visibility. They are capable of showing one large image to highlight live video and instant replays. They 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.

“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Daktronics to enhance the game-day atmosphere in the Knapp Center,” said Drake University director of athletics Sandy Hatfield Clubb. “Daktronics is the unquestioned industry leader in LED video display technology. Their expertise will upgrade the fan experience and provide additional revenue streams.”

The Bulldogs have also requested the installation of two transparent, two-sided game and shot clocks that will be mounted upon each backboard. These clocks will be visible from both sides of the court without obstructing any view of the action.

In addition to the equipment installation, Drake will also receive the custom creation of digital content that will be produced and delivered by Daktronics Creative Services, an award-winning in-house creative team. This content will consist of any mixture of sponsorship messages, crowd prompts, headshots, game opens and venue announcements at the request of the university.

“Drake has been a long time customer of Daktronics and we appreciate their continued trust in our ability to help enhance their game-day environment,” said Sales Representative Matt Warnke. “Not only will these new displays enhance the game-day environment, but these new displays will allow greater flexibility in how they promote their sponsors and supporters of Drake Athletics.”

Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology offers a long lifetime with minimal maintenance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.

Erie Insurance Arena Adds Daktronics Video Display Equipment
Northwestern Pennsylvania’s Erie Insurance Arena has new video display equipment designed, manufactured and installed by Daktronics. The displays that were installed this summer will help Erie Insurance Arena provide high quality entertainment solutions for the facility.

“We are thrilled with the new scoreboard and ribbon displays,” says John Casey Wells, Executive Director of the Erie County Convention Center Authority. “They will greatly enhance the fan experience and better serve our teams and advertisers. The system has exceeded our expectations.”

The centerhung features four video displays, each measuring approximately 8 feet high by 14.5 feet wide and featuring 6 millimeter line spacing. These displays have the capabilities to show one large image to highlight live video and instant replays. They 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.

Below the main displays is a bottom ring display measuring 2 feet high by 48 feet wide. This display will supplement content shown on the main displays and show additional statistics, game information and advertising.

Two ribbon displays were also included with the installation, each measuring approximately 2 feet high by 9 feet wide and featuring 10 millimeter line spacing. The ribbon displays will also showcase sponsors, statistics, game prompts and other information that will add to the arena experience.

Erie Insurance Arena also received four endwall displays. Two of the displays measure approximately 3 feet high by 22 feet wide and feature 10 millimeter line spacing. The other two displays measure approximately 5 feet high by 7 feet wide and also feature 10 millimeter line spacing. All four of these displays will provide the opportunity to showcase sponsors throughout events and keep fans updated on statistics and game information.

All of the displays installed at the arena incorporate excellent image clarity and contrast with wide angle visibility, making the best possible experience available for every fan at various events.

“Daktronics is very proud to continue our relationship with the Erie County Convention Center Authority on this great project at Erie Insurance Arena,” said Scott Wilson, Daktronics sales representative. “The new centerhung and auxiliary displays will have a tremendous impact on the game-day experience for the fans. We look forward to opening night to see everything live.”

The arena also received two scoreboards and a DakStats® interface system. Dakstats® is the premier software for managing game, season and career statistics. This system tracks live game stats and compiles in-depth statistical reports.

In addition to the equipment installation, the Erie Insurance Arena will also receive a bank of hours for the creation of digital content to be produced and delivered by Daktronics Creative Services. This content will consist of any mixture of sponsorship messages, crowd prompts, headshots, game opens and venue announcements.

Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology offers a long lifetime with minimal maintenance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.

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