University of Delaware Enhances Outdoor Video Displays With Daktronics Technology

Adding to the Blue Hens fan experience, the University of Delaware has partnered with Daktronics for the company to design, manufacture and install nearly 3,000 square feet of digital displays at Delaware Stadium and Grant Stadium on campus in Newark. Installation will take place in 2022 and the new displays will be operational for the corresponding sports seasons at both venues.

“We are incredibly excited to install brand new, state-of-the-art video boards at Delaware Stadium and Grant Stadium this fall,” says Chrissi Rawak, director of intercollegiate athletics and recreation services at the University of Delaware. “We are thrilled to add these digital displays as we continue to make upgrades across our facilities that will improve the experiences of our fans and other events that take place in these venues.”

At Delaware Stadium, the main end zone video display will measure approximately 40 feet high by 60 feet wide and the auxiliary display at the other end of the stadium will measure nearly 11 feet high by 18 feet wide. Both displays will feature 10-millimeter pixel spacing along with industry-leading environmental protection to ensure they operate as expected in the outdoor, Delaware weather.

Similarly, at Grant Stadium a new display at one end of the venue will measure nearly 11 feet high by 24 feet wide and will also feature 10-millimeter pixel spacing. All three of these displays are capable of variable content zoning which allows each to feature one large image or to be divided into multiple zones to show any combination of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute data and event-relevant information, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.

“We are very excited to once again partner with the University of Delaware on these two special projects,” says Fran Kulas, Daktronics sales representative. “Delaware and Grant Stadiums are great venues for Blue Hen Athletics and other special events, and Daktronics is thrilled to help enhance the live event experience for student-athletes and fans alike.”

Daktronics will also be including its powerful Show Control solution with this installation. This system provides a combination of display control software, world-class video processing, data integration and playback hardware that forms a user-friendly production solution. In addition to the equipment installation, the Blue Hens will also receive a content package that will be produced and delivered by Daktronics Creative Services.

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