Minnesota United Chooses Daktronics For LED Displays
Daktronics has partnered with Minnesota United FC to deliver new LED displays for the team’s new, soccer-specific stadium, Allianz Field, in St. Paul, Minnesota. This summer, one main display and ten ribbon displays will be installed at the new stadium to elevate the overall experience at soccer matches and other special events.
“One of Minnesota United’s biggest goals is providing the best possible match day experience for our fans,” says MNUFC CEO Chris Wright.
“This partnership with Daktronics guarantees that the displays at Allianz Field will be absolutely top-of-the-line elements that will raise that experience to a new, incredible level for fans everywhere in the stadium.”
At one end of the stadium, a main LED video display featuring a 15HD pixel layout will measure 23 ft. high by 115 ft. wide to bring clarity and contrast to fans in every seat. It will feature variable content zoning allowing it to show one large image or to be divided into multiple windows to show any combination of live video, instant replay, match statistics, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.
“This is a great project to be a part of as professional soccer continues to build roots in Minnesota,” says Daktronics Regional Sales Manager Tony Mulder.
“We’re happy to partner with Minnesota United FC for this installation and look forward to the amazing game-day experience this technology will provide. It will be exciting to see the completed project in action when the stadium opens in 2019.”
Along the seating facade, Daktronics will install a ribbon display featuring a 15HD pixel layout using patented ProRail technology, which allows for better sightlines as the mounting of the LED product is connected closer to the seating fascia coordinated with the stadium architecture. Another ribbon display will be installed on the opposite seating fascia, with each ribbon display measuring 2.5 ft. high by 380 ft. wide.
Additionally, eight ribbon displays will be installed throughout the stadium: two along the Supporters Section fascia, two at the South Gate and four at the North Gate. These displays will feature 16-millimeter line spacing and allow for additional stats, animations and sponsorship messages to be highlighted throughout events.
Daktronics will also be including its powerful Show Control System with this installation. This industry-leading system provides a combination of display control software, world-class video processing, data integration and playback hardware that forms a user-friendly production solution.