Daktronics displays deliver for Super Bowl
The 2007 Super Bowl was a success by all measures. The more than 74,000 fans that attended the game at Dolphin Stadium enjoyed great football and incredible half-time entertainment. The game and other events during the week were enhanced by an integrated Daktronics scoring and video display system installed prior to the start of the 2006 NFL season.
Dolphin Stadium is the only NFL venue to date to install true high definition video replay screens. The venue has not one, but two huge Daktronics HD LED (light emitting diode) displays, one behind each end zone. The east display measures a whopping 50 feet high by 140 feet wide. The west end zone display measures approximately 50 feet high by 100 feet wide. In addition, Dolphin Stadium is perhaps the only outdoor sports venue in the world to incorporate a full, 360-degree fascia display that completely circles the seating bowl. More than nine million individual red, green and blue LEDs populate the three displays, making the high definition imagery possible.
“We are very excited to host the 2007 and 2010 Super Bowl games at Dolphin Stadium and to be able to enhance the guest experience at this world-class showplace with the help of Daktronics,” said M. Bruce Schulze, President of Dolphin Stadium. “The two high definition video displays from Daktronics, along with the Daktronics fascia display, played key roles in providing our guests with an amazing Super Bowl experience. We are extremely happy with the Daktronics system.”
Al Messerschmidt, a professional sports photographer agrees. Messerschmidt’s keen eyes and experience as a professional photographer give him a unique perspective on the subject of image resolution. “I’ve traveled throughout the country for years, covering NFL games and other sporting events,” Messerschmidt said. “I’ve seen Daktronics systems at many venues, and have always been impressed with their work. I am really amazed at the clarity of the high definition boards at Dolphin Stadium.”