Austin FC Looks to Daktronics to Complete New Stadium LED System

All six displays feature 10-millimeter pixel spacing

To help professional soccer franchise Austin FC open a new stadium at McKalla Place in Texas, Daktronics of Brookings, South Dakota, has been tasked with manufacturing and installing an LED system with displays featuring 10-millimeter pixel spacing and combining for 5,580 square feet.

A new main video display, two ribbon displays, a pitch perimeter display, and a double-sided marquee are all part of the new stadium plan for the 2021 season.

The centerpiece of the installation will be the main video display at the north end of the stadium. It will measure 24′ high by 84′ wide. It is capable of variable content zoning, allowing it to show one large image or multiple windows of digital content. It can show live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, game information, graphics, animations, and sponsorship messages.

“Installing a higher resolution product throughout the stadium ensures fans receive a better viewing experience at every event,” says Daktronics president and CEO Reece Kurtenbach. “We’re excited to work with the entire Austin FC organization to bring this project to life for their team and their fans. We look forward to the stadium opening in 2021 with our technology helping the team engage and communicate with their audiences.”

As fans arrive at the stadium, they will see a double-sided marquee display. The displays on both sides will measure approximately 14.5′ high by 26.5′ wide and can share matchup information, sponsorship messages, and promotions for upcoming events.

For more information, visit www.daktronics.com/professionalsports.

Allee Bruce

Alexandria Bruce

Alexandria Bruce is the former managing editor of GRAPHICS PRO magazine.

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