Daktronics Brings Big Video Experience to Silverstein Eye Centers Arena


BROOKINGS, S.D. – Jan. 9, 2018 Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, has been selected to provide four new LED video displays to Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence, Missouri. This new video project will take place in two phases over the next 12 months to improve the overall experience for each fan and patron attending events in the venue.

“The City of Independence invested in the future of the venue with upgraded technology to attract more business and keep our current guests coming back for more,” said Larry Hovick, general manager of Silverstein Eye Centers Arena and Centerpoint Medical Center Community Ice. “New Wi-Fi, new LED full-color lighting, new high definition video boards and a new outdoor patio. Every event at the venue will have the latest technology available to make their fans/guests/sponsors/entertainers experience exciting.”

“We are very excited about the new video boards and lighting,” said Brent Thiessen, Kansas City Mavericks president and general manager. “We believe this will enhance the fan experience at our games and all events at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. We appreciate the City of Independence truly working to make this a first-class venue.”

Phase one of the project began in December. This phase resulted in two new large video displays to replace the existing displays and provides more than double the existing display size on each side wall of the arena. Each of these displays measures approximately 8.5 feet high by 35.5 feet wide and features 6-millimeter line spacing.

In phase two of the project, two additional larger displays will be mounted above the seating sections at the ends of the arena in the spring of 2019, bringing an enhanced visual experience to event attendees. Each of these displays will measure approximately 12.5 feet high by 72 feet wide and will also feature 6-millimeter line spacing.

“We are excited and humbled to once again partner with the City of Independence and Silverstein Eye Centers Arena for this monumental arena display enhancement project,” said Ryan Kuzman, Daktronics sales representative. “We look forward to assisting the arena staff in providing a new look and heightened level of fan experience to everyone who enters their doors for an event.”

All four displays are capable of variable content zoning allowing each to show one large image or each to be divided into multiple zones. These zones can then show any combination of live video, instant replay, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.

Daktronics industry-leading Show Control System is included with the installation to provide display control software, world-class video processing, data integration and playback hardware. This platform provides a user-friendly production solution for the arena. For more information, visit www.daktronics.com/show.

In addition to the equipment installation, the arena will also receive a content package that will be produced and delivered by Daktronics Creative Services, an in-house, award-winning creative team.

About Silverstein Eye Centers Arena & Centerpoint Community Ice Rink

Managed by Spectra Venue Management, these facilities are an integral part of the Eastern Jackson County community and the Greater KC Metro since opening in 2009. Silverstein Eye Centers Arena is a 5,800-seat venue and is the premier entertainment destination of Eastern Jackson County. The arena is the proud home to the Missouri Mavericks of the ECHL, the Kansas City Comets of the Major Arena Soccer League, the Kansas City Phantoms of the CIFL and has hosted a multitude of concerts by internationally recognized artists. Centerpoint Community Ice Rink has been the premier hub of the Kansas City skating and youth hockey communities in since opening in 2009. The facility plays host to numerous figure skating organizations, youth hockey programs and adult hockey programs while still offering learn-to-skate programming for adults and youths across the metro.

About Spectra
Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Spectra’s Venue Management division is the industry leader across a full range of services that impact the bottom-line success of public assembly venues, including marketing and sales, corporate partnerships, event booking, ticket services and box office management, customer service, operations and engineering and finance and administration. Learn more atSpectraExperiences.com. Follow Spectra on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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 www.daktronics.com.


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