Crimson Tide adds largest LED screen to stadium

The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL, and Daktronics will install the largest LED advertising display to ever be put into a college outdoor facility as part of an overall upgrade to the school’s scoreboard, video and advertising display system at Bryant-Denny Stadium, home of the Crimson Tide football team. The installation is expected to be completed in time for the 2006 season.

The New ProAd digital advertising displays mounted on the East and West
sides of the stadium will measure approximately 4 feet
high by 420 feet wide, making these displays the largest ever installed
at an outdoor collegiate facility, as well as rivaling many
professional stadiums.

Two new video displays,
featuring Daktronics ProStar VideoPlus display technology, will also added to the northeast and northwest corners of the stadium. The new
video displays will measure approximately 20 feet 2 inches high by 34
feet 7 inches wide.

Center-to-center pixel spacing for all
four displays is 23 mm (.90 inches), with the capability to show 4.4
trillion colors. The more than 2.3 million individual red, green and
blue (RGB) light emitting diodes (LED) that populate the displays will
be controlled with Daktronics proven Venus 7000 controller and V-Link®
video processor.

“We are excited about the possibilities that
the new scoreboards and displays will bring to an already great
setting,” said Alabama Director of Athletics Mal Moore. “These new
screens and display boards will enhance the ability of our fans to
enjoy the game.”

ProStar VideoPlus technology, HD-ready and
available only from Daktronics, uses (LED) technology to present live
and recorded video images, colorful animation and vivid graphics with
incredible brightness and wide-angle visibility. Daktronics is
recognized as the world’s leading provider of full-color LED video
displays.

“All of us at Daktronics are
extremely excited about this project and we look forward to continuing
a long and successful relationship with the storied tradition that is
Alabama football”, said Glen Marts, Daktronics Regional Salesman. “This
installation will set a new standard for collegiate facilities, while
providing Crimson Tide fans with the added advantage of entertainment
and game information at an exceptional level.”