University of Missouri's Audrey J. Walton Stadium scores with new Daktronics LED display

Oct. 8, 2015
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, has partnered with the University of Missouri to bring a new LED display to Tigers athletics. Daktronics will design and manufacture the display before installing it at Audrey J. Walton Stadium, in Columbia, Missouri, this fall.

“We could not be more pleased with the new video installation in our soccer and track venue,” according to David Bartlett, director of production for Mizzou Athletics. “Faced with heavily damaged existing equipment and a very tight delivery schedule, Daktronics committed to meet our requirements and then delivered on that commitment in an outstanding way. The system exceeded our expectations and now provides an enhanced in-venue experience for our student athletes and patrons alike. We are grateful to Daktronics for our long-standing relationship and the excellent service they provide in support of our educational mission to ‘Prepare Champions for Life!’”

The new LED display, to be installed at one end of the field behind the goal, will measure approximately 12 feet high and 20.5 feet wide. Featuring a 15HD pixel layout, wide angle visibility and incorporating industry-leading environmental protection the display will join several previously installed Daktronics displays to enhance the fan experience at Tiger’s soccer games and track and field meets.

The LED display is capable of variable content zoning, a feature that allows it to show a single large image or divide the display area into multiple zones filled with any combination of live video, instant replays, scoring information, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics and animations, and sponsor highlights.

“On behalf of everyone at Daktronics, we are very excited to partner with Mizzou Athletics to provide our new 15HD technology to Walton Stadium,” said Ryan Kuzman, Daktronics sales representative. “This project demanded a very tight installation timeframe to accommodate their first event and our staff did an outstanding job to make this project an overwhelming success.”

Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology offers a long lifetime with consistent, industry-leading performance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.

About The University of Missouri
Founded in 1839, The University of Missouri is the first state land-grant university west of the Mississippi River. Located in Columbia, the flagship “Mizzou” campus is home to law, medicine, and veterinary professional schools, and the world’s first school of journalism. With a combined on-campus student population of over 35,000 and membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities, Mizzou is home to 20 NCAA division one competitive sports and a member of the Southeastern Conference.

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.

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Justin Ochsner, Public Relations/Marketing - Daktronics