Daktronics displays added to San Diego's Petco Park as part of uutfield renovation

Date Announced: 10 Apr 2013

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Apr. 10, 2013 – This offseason, in addition to renovations taking place in the outfield, the San Diego Padres enhanced Petco Park by adding LED display technology designed, manufactured and installed by Daktronics (Nasdaq – DAKT) of Brookings, S.D. When games in San Diego continued on April 9, fans experienced a new outfield fence display and a new ribbon display during game day.

“We are pleased to have been able to work with Daktronics to offer our fans two new electronic enhancements,” said Padres Director, Entertainment & Production Erik Meyer. “Adding color LED boards in the right field wall and upper right fascia will allow for a higher level of fan engagement with added statistics, crowd prompts, player and team animations, and new, detailed out-of-town scoring information.”

The outfield fence display, located in right field, provides the opportunity to showcase sponsors throughout events, and provide up-to-the-minute statistics and game information. The display features a 20 millimeter pixel layout and measures 7 feet tall by 105 feet wide.

The ribbon display will curve around the fascia of the upper deck seating area in right field to provide many opportunities for additional content, primarily up-to-the-minute scores and information from other games in progress. It features a 20 millimeter pixel layout and measures 6 feet tall and stretches 192 feet long.

The display upgrades come at the heels of an overall outfield construction project. The project includes moving portions of Petco Park’s right field fence 11 feet closer to home plate and lowering the fence to match the eight-foot height in left field and center field. Additionally, portions of the left center field fence were moved in 12 feet. These changes allowed the visiting bullpen to be relocated behind the home bullpen.

“Daktronics is proud to continue our partnership with the San Diego Padres by providing these additional displays as part of their outfield renovations,” said Robin Hall, Daktronics Sales Representative. “They will add yet another impressive element to an already impressive venue.”

Daktronics LED display technology has proven to enhance the overall fan experience while also offering more opportunity and flexibility for game-day sponsors and advertisers.

About Daktronics
Daktronics is recognized as the world’s leading provider of full-color LED video displays. Daktronics began manufacturing large screen, full-color, LED video displays in 1997. Since then, thousands of large screen video displays have been sold and installed around the world. Since 2001, independent market research conducted by iSuppli Corp. lists Daktronics as the world’s leading provider of large screen LED video displays.

Daktronics has strong leadership positions in, and is the world’s largest supplier of, large screen video displays, electronic scoreboards, computer-programmable displays, digital billboards, and control systems. The company excels in the control of large display systems, including those that require integration of multiple complex displays showing real-time information, graphics, animation and video. Daktronics designs, manufactures, markets and services display systems for customers around the world, in sport, business and transportation applications. For more information, visit the company’s World Wide Web site at: http://www.daktronics.com, e-mail the company at sales@daktronics.com, call (605) 692-0200 or toll-free (800) 325-8766 in the United States or write to the company at 331 32nd Ave. PO Box 5128 Brookings, S.D. 57006-5128.

Cautionary Notice: In addition to statements of historical fact, this news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are intended to enjoy the protection of that Act. These forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s expectations or beliefs concerning future events. The Company cautions that these and similar statements involve risk and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectation, including, but not limited to, changes in economic and market conditions, management of growth, timing and magnitude of future contracts, and other risks noted in the company’s SEC filings, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for its 2011 fiscal year. Forward-looking statements are made in the context of information available as of the date stated. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur.

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Contact
MEDIA RELATIONS: Justin Ochsner Marketing tel (605) 692-0200

E-mail:justin.ochsner@daktronics.com

Web Site:www.daktronics.com

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