Fairfield University partners with Daktronics to upgrade athletic facilities with LED display equipment

Feb. 10, 2015
Photos of final installation and display testing taken Friday, Feb. 6
Fairfield University Partners with Daktronics to Upgrade and Add Excitement to Athletic Facilities
New equipment added to Rafferty Stadium and Lessing Field

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Fairfield University’s Lessing Field and new Rafferty Stadium received new LED video display equipment and a custom sound system designed and manufactured by Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota. The new additions to each facility help enhance the game-day experience for fans and players in Fairfield, Connecticut.

“The Daktronics team worked closely with Fairfield University on the development and implementation of both the video scoreboards and the sound system over the last year,” said Curt A. Krushinsky, architect, Fairfield University director of campus planning and design. “Daktronics was always available to respond to questions and to offer different options that would meet our needs and budget. Fairfield University Athletics and the University as a whole look forward to the use of the Daktronics products and the enhanced game day experience that they provide.”

Rafferty Stadium will replace Alumni Field as the new lacrosse stadium. The new facility received an LED video display that measures approximately 15.5 feet high by 27.5 feet wide and feature a 15HD pixel layout.

Lessing Field, home to Fairfield’s men’s and women’s soccer teams, also received an LED video display that measures approximately 15.5 feet high by 27.5 feet wide and also features a 15HD pixel layout.

Both of these displays feature advanced zoning capabilities that can feature full screen content to highlight live video and instant replays, but 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.

Fans at Rafferty Stadium and Lessing Field will notice the difference with the excellent image clarity and contrast along with the wide angle visibility these displays will provide.

“We are excited to partner with Fairfield University and be able to provide them new video display technology for Rafferty Stadium and Lessing Field,” said Daktronics Sales Representative Dave D’Amico. “These new displays will upgrade the game-day experience for all Stags fans. We look forward to seeing these systems in action.”

Rafferty Stadium also received a custom audio system, which is integrated with the video and scoring system. The audio system provides full-range sound reproduction and delivers clear and intelligible speech. Daktronics audio offers high quality audio systems that can integrate with dynamic displays in indoor and outdoor sport venues.

Both facilities received a standard multisport scoreboard. These scoreboards will provide fans up-to-the-minute statistics and scoring information, keeping them informed during the game.

About Fairfield University
Fairfield University is a Jesuit University, rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 36 states, 47 foreign countries, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are enrolled in the University’s five schools. In the spirit of rigorous and sympathetic inquiry into all dimensions of human experience, Fairfield welcomes students from diverse backgrounds to share ideas and engage in open conversations. The University is located in the heart of a region where the future takes shape, on a stunning campus on the Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City. Fairfield’s 20 athletic teams play at the Division 1 level and the University is a charter member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), with some of the best student-athletic graduation rates in the nation. The Fairfield mascot is Lucas the Stag.

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 www.daktronics.com.

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Justin Ochsner, Public Relations/Marketing - Daktronics
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