University of Colorado Calls on Daktronics for New LED Display System

Daktronics has partnered with the University of Colorado (CU) to design, manufacture and install six LED displays for Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado. The displays total 8,800 square feet and will be installed and operational ahead of kickoff for the 2024 season for Buffaloes fans to enjoy.

“The new state-of-the-art video display boards on the south end of Folsom Field promises to greatly enhance fan experience both inside and outside the stadium for not only football games but all stadium events,” says University of Colorado Athletic Director Rick George. “It also creates a number of new sponsorship opportunities while further establishing Folsom Field as one of the premier venues in all of sports. We’re grateful to Daktronics for their partnership on this innovative project and are excited that Buffs fans will be able to enjoy it beginning this football season.”

End Zone Video Display Details

The main south end zone display at Folsom Field will measure nearly 40 feet high by 116.5 feet wide for a total of more than 4,600 square feet of digital canvas. It will feature 10-millimeter pixel spacing to deliver image clarity and contrast at wide-angle visibility for fans inside the seating bowl of the stadium.

The display is capable of variable content zoning allowing to deliver all the exciting game-day videos, graphics and information that fans expect from a live football game. This includes the ability to show one large image or to show multiple zones of content including live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, game information, graphics, animations and sponsorship messages.

“This new video display in the South end zone will add to the already electric fan experience at Folsom Field,” says Eric Cain, Daktronics sales representative. “For the university, this addition enhances recruiting efforts, showcasing CU’s commitment to state-of-the-art facilities for their student-athletes.

“Moreover, our newest Show Control system will open up exciting new sponsorship opportunities for new and existing CU partners, allowing them to engage fans during pivotal moments, creating lasting brand impressions. Daktronics is proud to contribute to this synergy of innovation, fan engagement and return on investment.”

Additional Display Details

On the backside of the main video board, two displays will face outward. Each will measure 15.5 feet high by 30 feet wide and feature 10-millimeter pixel spacing. These displays cater to fans outside the stadium with upcoming game information and announcements to keep them updated surrounding the event.

Three ribbon boards will be mounted to the seating fascia on the southeast, southwest and east sides of the stadium to deliver supplemental graphics, statistics and information to all audiences. This includes the opportunity to highlight sponsors with messages shared throughout events.

The main east ribbon board will measure roughly 2.5 feet high by 431 feet long. The southeast ribbon board will measure 3.5 feet high by 193 feet long and the southwest ribbon board will measure 3.5 feet high by 287 feet long. Each ribbon will feature 13HD pixel layouts for crisp, clear imagery delivered to viewers.

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