BATON ROUGE -- LSU has begun the installation of a series of new scoring, message and video boards at its athletics facilities, a project that will culminate with the debut of a new 80-foot-wide high-definition video board in Tiger Stadium in 2009.
The upgrade of LSU’s scoreboards is a joint project of the LSU Athletic Department and the Tiger Athletic Foundation who contracted with Daktronics, Inc. to design, manufacture and install the displays. In all, approximately $7.2 million worth of video and messaging display improvements will be made to LSU athletics facilities.
“These improvements are aimed directly at providing better customer entertainment at LSU athletic events,” said director of athletics Joe Alleva. “These Daktronics boards will give our fans information and entertainment with cutting edge technology. It will add a new dimension to fan enjoyment in all of our facilities.”
Facilities that are receiving the improvements are the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, the new Alex Box Stadium, the new Tiger Park softball stadium, the LSU Soccer Complex, the LSU Natatorium, Bernie Moore Track Stadium, Dub Robinson Tennis Stadium and Tiger Stadium. The package includes nearly a dozen new integrated video displays, each engineered with Daktronics’ light emitting diode (LED) technology.
Installation of the first system is in place at the Maravich Center with four new video displays measuring approximately 8 feet high by 10 feet wide and retro-fitted into the existing scoreboard structure. Also, an LED display ring has been installed at the top of the scoreboard measuring more than 3 feet high by 80 feet in circumference.
The most imposing piece of equipment on its way to Baton Rouge is a Daktronics HD-12 LED video display measuring approximately 27 feet high by 80 feet wide. The display, which will be one of the largest in college athletics, is to be installed in the north end zone of Tiger Stadium by the opening game of the 2009 season. The exiting board on the south end of Tiger Stadium will remain in place for at least the 2009 season.
The new Alex Box Stadium, home of LSU Tiger baseball starting in 2009, will be receiving a Daktronics HD-12 LED video display measuring approximately 21 feet high by 36 feet wide, making it one of the best in college baseball. LSU will also be installing an auxiliary LED display and two Daktronics LED baseball scoreboards for showcasing statistical and supporting information.
An LED video display measuring approximately 8 feet high by 20 feet wide will be installed in the new Tiger Park, future host of all LSU softball games. The facility will also be receiving an industry-proven Daktronics LED scoreboard.
Bernie Moore Track Stadium, home of LSU’s championship track teams, will soon glow under the face of a new video display. Beginning next season, the Tigers will run underneath an LED video display that will measure approximately 18 feet high by 34 feet wide. Daktronics will also be providing new timing and control equipment to the stadium.
The LSU Natatorium, home of the Tiger swimming and diving programs, will be installing two video displays utilizing Daktronics LED technology. These displays will keep fans and athletes updated with scoring and timing statistics, as well as showcase university and sponsor information.
LSU’s soccer and tennis facilities will also be part of the campus-wide improvements, with each facility receiving new Daktronics LED scoreboards.
Daktronics LED video displays use the latest in red, green and blue (RGB) LED technology to present live and recorded video images, colorful animation and vivid graphics with incredible brightness and wide-angle visibility. Daktronics LED video display technology offers a long lifetime with minimal maintenance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.