Saint Joseph’s University Adds Daktronics Centerhung at Hagan Arena
Hawks fans will enjoy their home court advantage even more this coming season with the installation of a new LED centerhung video display system designed and manufactured by Daktronics. Saint Joseph’s University of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will see these updates in action this fall.
“We are grateful to [Michael J. Hagan] for supporting this project as it will provide our fans with a state-of-the-art game-day experience,” said SJU director of athletics Don DiJulia. “This board, with its live video, stats and sponsor information, will greatly enhance Hagan Arena, which was recently named one of the top three venues in the Atlantic 10.”
Saint Joseph’s University will receive a centerhung display system that features four individual video displays. Each display will measure approximately 7 feet high by 12.5 feet wide and will feature 6 millimeter line spacing. These displays will light up the arena with their ability to highlight live video and instant replays. They can show one large image or can be divided into separate windows to show a variety of vivid graphics, colorful animations, up-to-the-minute statistics, scoring information and sponsor advertisements.
Supporters of the Hawks won’t miss a minute of game action as the video displays will incorporate excellent image clarity and contrast with wide angle visibility.
“Daktronics is thrilled to have worked with Saint Joseph’s University to update the video equipment in Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena,” said Scott Willson, Daktronics sales representative. “The new centerhung will bring excitement to fans and really add to the overall game-day feel at the arena.”
Daktronics Services Personnel On Site for 72 Football Venues
Daktronics provides added value to video display installations by providing overall event services and digital content creation. In 2014, Daktronics has personnel at 18 professional and 54 collegiate football venues and Daktronics Creative Services has produced custom digital content for teams and sponsors at 16 professional venues.
“At Daktronics, we are invested in the success of our customers,” said Daktronics Vice President of Services Sarah Rose. “We’re here to help during the project installation and beyond. Our employees have years of experience in the event industry and bring their talents to help customers provide their fans with an exciting and entertaining experience at every event.”
As part of overall event services, Daktronics kicked off another year of on-site event production services where we help run the events. In the past year, Daktronics has produced for more than 620 individual events at the professional and collegiate level – nearly 2 events per day – across 13 individual facilities. These events ranged from football, basketball and other sports to graduation ceremonies, banquets and other special events.
“Daktronics has been offering event production for a number of years,” said Mark Eisenstadt, Daktronics professional services. “We view this as a service that benefits all involved as we strive to provide the highest quality of productions. The number of events we’ve produced in the past year speaks to our experience at producing such events and shows that we produce more events, year in and year out, than anyone in the industry. “