Daktronics Delivers Professional Services, Equipment for U.S. Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium


After a significant video display upgrade in 2015, U.S. Air Force Academy once again called on Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, for additional signage at Falcon Stadium near Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the 2016 season. Air Force also opted for a professional services package from Daktronics including creative digital content and on-site event production for football, men’s and women’s basketball, hockey and volleyball events.
“We are excited to bring our professional services, and specifically our event production solution, to such a storied institution as the Air Force Academy,” said Mark Eisenstadt, Daktronics professional services manager. “Our partnership will result in furthering the entertainment value and production quality at Falcons events beginning with the first football game this weekend.”
Creative content in the form of logo animations, matchup graphics, backgrounds and crowd prompts will be produced and delivered at the request of Air Force to meet the needs of their facilities and events.
A new end zone video display was installed to mirror the display installed in 2015. It measures 30 feet high by 49 feet wide, features the same 13HD pixel layout and has the same capabilities such as showing live video, instant replays, statistics, animations and sponsor messaging.
Above the new display is a freeform channel letter sign which spells out USAA (United States Automobile Association) as part of a stadium sponsorship. It can show color washes and other interesting graphics to bring the letters to life and highlight the sponsorship on game day. The letters measure 3.5 feet high by 15 feet wide.
“This is a landmark project in college football as Air Force has installed a digital audio façade and channel letters made from freeform LED elements in back-to-back years – not to mention new video displays in each end zone,” said Eric Cain, Daktronics sales representative. “The stage is set for some fantastic events and an exceptional fan experience at Falcon Stadium, and we’re proud to help them achieve their stadium goals.”
Air Force joins Bell Centre, Iowa State University, James Madison University, MetLife Stadium, South Dakota State University, University of Florida and University of Georgia as Daktronics customers receiving on-site event production and support during their live events.
Daktronics offers a variety of professional service solutions and support options, fully customizable to meet the unique needs of any customer. These solutions range from the technical or operational side to creative elements and overall business considerations.
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 U.S. Air Force Academy
The mission of Air Force athletics is to provide a world-class environment to prepare and motivate leaders of character through athletic training, testing and competition. The vision of Air Force athletics is a globally renowned enterprise forging resilient leaders of character through transformational competitive athletic experiences.
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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