California State University, Bakersfield Receives Big Upgrade with Daktronics Displays


Unique double-sided centerhung, audio system added to Icardo CenterBROOKINGS, S.D. – Oct. 5, 2017 – Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, introduced a unique double-sided centerhung system and custom audio system at the Icardo Center for California State University, Bakersfield. Roadrunner fans will be informed and entertained with the new 300-square-foot system at events this fall.
“This is a huge upgrade to the Icardo Center that will have a significant impact,” said Karen Langston, Senior Associate Director of Athletics for External Affairs and Capital Projects. “We wanted to create the best game-day atmosphere possible and we believe it will add so much to the fan experience and to the student-athlete experience. The board looks terrific, but I am particularly impressed with the sound system.”
The two centerhung LED video displays each measure 9.5 feet high by 16.5 feet wide and feature 6-millimeter line spacing to bring crisp, clear imagery to every seat in the arena. These displays are capable of variable content zoning to show one large image or multiple windows of content including live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.
“California State University, Bakersfield is a great customer to work with and we’re glad we could provide them with this new LED solution for the Icardo Center,” said Eric Cain, Daktronics sales representative. “The double-sided centerhung is the perfect solution for their arena to bring a professional sports viewing experience to their collegiate facility. The audio system coupled with the centerhung video displays will forever change the fan experience.”
Daktronics Regional Sales Manager Robin Hall added, “We were able to partner with the leadership group at California State University, Bakersfield to take their dream, put it to paper and then create a reality! This is an amazing way to add to an arena with seating only along the sidelines. This will greatly enhance their existing end wall video and scoring solution. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with them.”
Additionally, six digital LED scorer’s tables were delivered to the Icardo Center. Each display measures 2 feet high by 6 feet wide and features 6-millimeter line spacing to bring additional statistics and graphics to the fan experience. They also provide the opportunity to highlight sponsors throughout events.
A custom audio system was integrated into the video and scoring system to provide an energizing, full-range sound experience and intelligible speech to the game-day atmosphere. Daktronics offers high-quality audio systems to integrate with dynamic displays in indoor and outdoor entertainment venues.
Director of Athletics, Kenneth “Ziggy” Siegfried added, “We are extremely pleased with our new state-of-the-art high-definition video board, our new sound system and digital tables. It has been fun to see the Icardo Center transform in the last couple years and we have more to come in the near future. I firmly believe that the Icardo Center provides a first-class experience for our fans and a huge home court advantage for our team.”
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 CSU Bakersfield
California State University, Bakersfield is a continuously growing comprehensive regional university that is committed to transforming the lives of its students and community through its established excellence in academia, diversity, service, and community engagement since its founding in 1965. CSUB features a state-of-the-art student recreation center, over 85 student organizations and clubs, and 11 fraternities and sororities. Students also enjoy Roadrunner NCAA Division I sporting events, on-campus performances, and plenty of dining and entertainment options in the city of Bakersfield. Visit or
About Daktronics
Daktronics helps its customers to impact their audiences throughout the world with large-format LED video displays, message displays, scoreboards, digital billboards, audio systems 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 audiovisual systems and implementation with offices around the globe. Discover more at

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