FARGODOME to Upgrade Video Experience with Daktronics


All 12 interior displays to feature SMD LED technologyBROOKINGS, S.D. – July 28, 2016 – Patrons of the FARGODOME will soon have another reason to cheer as Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, was asked to design, manufacture and install a total of 14 new LED video displays in and around the FARGODOME in Fargo, North Dakota.
Slated for completion this summer, the 12 displays mounted inside the facility will feature SMD LED technology.  A portable display and marquee display round out an installation that combines for more than 8,500 square feet and 8 million LEDs.
“FARGODOME has had a fantastic relationship with Daktronics for the last 15 years and we are very pleased to continue the relationship for many more years to come,” said FARGODOME General Manager Rob Sobolik. “We appreciate the aggressiveness Daktronics displayed with this project and are looking forward to presenting a great event-day experience for our guests.”
The landmark displays of this installation will be the two large end zone displays, each measuring approximately 29 feet high by 100 feet long. Additionally, four corner displays will each measure 20 feet high by 22 feet wide, two rear displays affixed to the backside of the main displays will each measure 11.5 feet high by 24 feet wide, and four ribbon displays along the seating fascia will each measure 3 feet high by 33 feet wide. All displays will feature 10 millimeter line spacing.
“We’re thankful for the opportunity to provide the FARGODOME with new display technology to enhance an already exceptional live event experience,” said Matt Warnke, Daktronics sales representative. “This is a dynamic installation featuring a large amount of SMD LED product perfect for their indoor environment. This will add to an amazing game-day environment and we’re looking forward to seeing the completed project for the kickoff of college football in August.”
The larger displays are capable of variable content zoning which allows them each to show one large image or to be divided into multiple zones to show any combination of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics and game information, animations, and sponsorship messages.
The rear displays will provide information to the fans who are seated in the end zones. The ribbon displays will provide the opportunity to show supplemental content to the main displays and to highlight sponsors throughout events.
A portable display capable of measuring 14.5 feet high by 24 feet wide and featuring a tighter 8 millimeter line spacing will also be included with the project. This display can be moved around and reassembled at various locations inside and outside of the venue depending on the event.
A marquee display measuring more than 9 feet high by 14 feet wide and featuring 15 millimeter line spacing will welcome fans to the FARGODOME as well as promoting current and upcoming events.
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.
The FARGODOME is a multi-purpose facility with a focus on entertainment, sports and trade shows.  The arena opened on December 2, 1992. It is located approximately five minutes north of the downtown business district on the campus of North Dakota State University and is the primary venue for activities and entertainment in the city of Fargo. The facility seats 19,200 for football games and 8,800 for basketball games. It can accommodate up to 26,000 patrons for concerts, family shows and other events, as well as offering over 115,000 square feet of exhibit space for trade and other flat shows. The FARGODOME is home to the five-time defending National Champions of the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision, North Dakota State University Bison football program. Gate City Bank Field was installed in 2012 and provides a state-of-the-art football playing surface and eases conversion from football to other events.
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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