Major video display set for historic Notre Dame Stadium

A first video screen is to be installed at Notre Dame Stadium, one of the most celebrated college sports venues in the US.

The video display system – including the largest 10mm surface mount (SMD) display in college football – will be installed by ANC in partnership with the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

The renovation project will include eight total displays, with the largest to be a 10mm video display that features over 4.7 million physical pixels and offer true high-definition visuals of more than 1080p.

ANC will utilise Mitsubishi’s Diamond Vision Display System for all of the new screens, with each display to also be synchronised with ANC’s vSOFT operating system.

Jack Swarbrick, athletics director at the university, said: “Tradition is the cornerstone of Notre Dame football. The seamless integration of the video display system into Notre Dame Stadium will emphasise our tradition by highlighting our legacy through rich visuals, information, and statistics.”

Opened in 1930, Notre Dame Stadium has a capacity of 84,000, which places it among the largest not only in the US, but also North America. The original stadium that stood on the site of the current stadium cost just $750,000 (€639,100/£581,900) to construct.

ANC provides integrated signage, design, and marketing solutions to sports, entertainment, retail, and transportation facilities.

ANC has also worked on similar projects with a number of other older venues in the US, including Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles home of the LA Dodgers MLB baseball team. It installed the largest HD video display in MLB at the Seattle Mariners’ arena.

Jerome Cifarelli, president and chief executive of ANC, said: “Combining Notre Dame’s historic legacy with our innovative technology will create an even more memorable experience for students, fans and alumni at one of the most iconic stadiums in the world.”

College sport is a huge market in the US, with many professional sports teams that play in the country’s leagues picking up the majority of their players from college-level competitions.