Troy University football stadium bolsters visual experience with new LED displays from Daktronics

July 11, 2014
BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Daktronics Inc. (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, S.D., has struck a deal with Troy University to design, manufacture and install a new display and audio system in Veterans Memorial Stadium that will feature one main video and audio, two ribbon displays and two marquee displays outside the stadium. This new main video display and marquee displays will replace the Trojans previous displays that were also completed by Daktronics 10 years ago. Installation is tentatively scheduled for mid to late summer.

"It is exciting to further enhance our gameday experience for Trojan fans with the addition of the new Daktronics video board, ribbon boards and sound system in Veterans Memorial Stadium," Troy Athletic Director John Hartwell said. "We are pleased to partner with an industry leader like Daktronics, with whom we have a long-standing positive relationship. Additions such as these will help us continue to build the Troy Trojan brand."

When the Trojans return to the gridiron this fall they will be pleased with the stunning updates in Veterans Memorial Stadium. The main display that is being installed will measure approximately 23 feet high by 54 feet wide and will incorporate a 15HD pixel layout. This display will provide excellent image clarity and contrast with wide angle visibility while providing multiple levels of protection from the elements. It will be capable of showing one large image to highlight live video and instant replays. It can also be divided into separate windows to show a variety of vivid graphics, colorful animations, up-to-the-minute statistics, scoring information and sponsor advertisements.

The two ribbon displays that the Trojans have opted for will provide the opportunity to showcase sponsors throughout events and also provide up-to-the-minute statistics and game information. Both ribbon displays will measure approximately 2.5 feet high by 300 feet wide and will feature a 20 millimeter line spacing.

In addition to the displays being installed inside the stadium the Trojans are also installing two upgraded marquee displays on the existing sign located on Hwy 231. These displays will be utilized for advertising space, promoting upcoming sporting events and for relaying campus events and information. Both displays will incorporate a 16 millimeter line spacing and will measure approximately 6.5 feet high by 16 feet wide.

To complete the installation the Trojans have also decided to have a custom audio system installed, which will be integrated with the video and scoring system. The system will provide full-range sound reproduction and will deliver clear and intelligible speech. This system will provide a powerful audio experience for the fans. Daktronics audio offers high quality audio systems that can integrate with dynamic displays in both indoor and outdoor sport venues.

"I am honored to continue our long-standing partnership with Troy University," said Daktronics Sales Representative Glen Marts. "These new display and audio systems will enhance what is already a great game-day atmosphere at Memorial Stadium. I am very pleased that Troy has decided to trust Daktronics for these upgrades to Memorial Stadium. I look forward to working with Troy University for many years to come."

Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology offers a long lifetime with minimal maintenance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.

About Troy University
Founded in 1887 as a normal school to teach teachers, Troy University today is a public, internationally recognized institution serving traditional and nontraditional students in class and online and providing a wide variety of academic programs from the associate to the doctoral level. Troy University operates four campuses in Alabama -- Troy, Dothan, Montgomery and Phenix City -- and 21 sites in seven U.S. states and six locations in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Troy has been recognized as one of the "Best in the Southeast” by The Princeton Review for nine straight years and is listed as a "Military Friendly" institution by The Military Times, Military Advanced Education and Victory Media. Troy was recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as being one of its "2013 Best Colleges to Work For". Troy has more than 140,000 alumni worldwide and has 52 local alumni chapters in the U.S. and two international chapters (China and Russia). Troy alumni can be found in all career fields and walks of life. Troy enrolls nearly 900 international students, representing more than 60 countries. Each day on the Troy Campus, one can hear as many as 85 different languages spoken.

About Daktronics
Daktronics helps its customers to impact their audiences throughout the world with large-format LED video displays, message displays, scoreboards, digital billboards and control systems in sport, business and transportation applications. Founded in 1968 as a USA-based manufacturing company, Daktronics has grown into the world leader in audio-visual systems and implementation with offices around the globe. Discover more at

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Justin Ochsner, Public Relations/Marketing - Daktronics