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Daktronics partners Minnesota United on display project

North American Major League Soccer (MLS) club Minnesota United has brought in Daktronics to install a series of LED displays inside its new Allianz Field home stadium.

This summer, Daktronics will add one main display and ten ribbon displays at the football-specific stadium in a move the club hopes will boost fan experience at United games and other events at the facility.

Measuring 23ft high by 115ft wide, the new main LED video display will feature a 15HD pixel layout and content zoning, allowing United to show a single large image or divide the display into multiple windows to show a combination of live video, instant replay, match stats, graphics, animations, and sponsor messages.

Chris Wright, chief executive of Minnesota United, said: “One of Minnesota United’s biggest goals is providing the best possible match day experience for our fans.

“This partnership with Daktronics guarantees that the displays at Allianz Field will be absolutely top-of-the-line elements that will raise that experience to a new, incredible level for fans everywhere in the stadium.”

Daktronics will also install a ribbon display featuring a 15HD pixel layout along the seating fascia, as well as a second ribbon display on the opposite seating fascia. Each of these displays will measure 2.5ft high by 380ft wide.

In addition, eight further ribbon displays will be installed throughout the venue, including two along the Supporters Section fascia, two at the South Gate and four at the North Gate. Each display will feature 16mm line spacing and allow for additional statistics, animations and messages to be shown at events.


Tony Mulder, regional sales manager at Daktronics, added: “This is a great project to be a part of as professional soccer continues to build roots in Minnesota.

“We’re happy to partner with Minnesota United FC for this installation and look forward to the amazing game-day experience this technology will provide. It will be exciting to see the completed project in action when the stadium opens in 2019.”

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