Daktronics give fans super view

Fans watching this weekend’s Super Bowl game at Ford Field in Detroit will keep track of the action and watch larger than life video highlights on an integrated Daktronics scoring and display system that was installed for the opening of the venue in 2002.

The Daktronics super system at Ford Field incorporates two large ProStar end zone video displays, three full-color fascia-mounted displays, and other components into a single integrated system to give football fans more information and a more entertaining game day experience. The end zone scoreboards at Ford Field are two of the largest in professional football, measuring approximately 27 feet high by 97 feet wide.

Daktronics is no stranger to the big game. ALLTEL Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla., the site of the 2005 Super Bowl, upgraded their facility with state-of-the-art wide-screen ProStar video displays and full-color ProAd fascia displays. Daktronics also helped keep score and entertain fans at past Super Bowl games in San Diego, New Orleans and Tampa.

In October 2005, Daktronics was chosen by Dolphins Stadium, host of the 2007 and 2010 Super Bowl games, to provide an integrated scoring and video system that will include the world’s largest true high definition (HD) video screens. The largest of the two screens will be located behind the east end zone, measuring approximately 50 feet high by 140 feet wide, with Pure Pixel resolution of 736 pixels high by 2,112 pixels wide.

In 2008, the Super Bowl moves to Cardinal Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Daktronics is in the process of manufacturing the integrated system that will be installed in the new home of the Arizona Cardinals. Cardinal Stadium opens this fall.

In 2009, Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium will host Super Bowl XLIII. Daktronics provided the integrated scoring and display system for this venue when it opened in 1998.