Marshall University Facilities To Undergo Daktronics Makeover

Daktronics has been chosen by Marshall University and ISP Sports to upgrade several facilities on campus with new LED video and scoring technology.

“These facilities upgrades will enhance our fan’s overall game day experience at all of our athletics venues,” Marshall Athletic Director Mike Hamrick says. “I want to thank ISP Sports for their commitment to Marshall Athletics and Daktronics for providing the state-of-the-art equipment that will make a Marshall University home game an even greater event.”

The largest upgrade will be at Joan C. Edwards Stadium, home to Thundering Herd football. Two large video displays will be installed at the stadium. Replacing the existing video display, the larger of the two displays will measure approximately 28 feet high by 49 feet wide. A second display will be installed on the athletic building at the south end zone, measuring about 22 feet high by 32 feet wide and flanked by two ribbon displays each 82 feet in length. The displays can be used for live video and instant replays during football games, as well as for entertaining the crowd, showing statistics and showcasing sponsors.

The stadium will be outfitted with a custom sound system featuring the latest in digital audio technology as well as more efficient digital amplifiers and power supplies.

Daktronics will also provide a new ribbon display and two new courtside displays to be installed in the Cam Henderson Center, home to Marshall University basketball and volleyball. The ribbon display will measure approximately 92 feet in length and feature pixels spaced at 20 mm. The two courtside displays, which will be in addition to the four scorer’s tables currently installed in the center, will measure approximately 20 feet in length and will be able to be controlled independently or together with the current displays.

Sam Hood Field, where Thundering Herd soccer plays its home games, will have two new fixed digit soccer scoreboards. One scoreboard will measure eight feet high by 18 feet wide, and the other was custom built to measure three feet high by 19 feet wide. Both will keep fans up to date with all of the shots, saves, fouls, and corner kicks taken during the game.

Dot Hicks Field, home to Marshall University softball, will receive a new message display. With pixels spaced at 34 mm, this monochrome display will recognize sponsors keep the crowd informed.

Included in the project is Daktronics’ new Show Control System, which offers users a merger of control software, data integration, playback hardware and image processing technology for form a single, comprehensive production solution.

“We were happy to have the opportunity to work with Marshall University on this project,” Daktronics Sales Representative Kyle Adams saus, “All of this new technology will make going to sporting events at Marshall University facilities more exciting. We will work hard to make sure they have the best experience possible.”

Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology offers a long lifetime with minimal maintenance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.