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Daktronics to supply LED displays for new Tottenham stadium

Video display and scoreboard specialist Daktronics has been selected to provide LED displays at the new home of English Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur.

Daktronics will supply four bespoke main LED video displays for the stadium bowl, totalling more than 1,000 square metres.

Two screens measuring 325 square metres each will be positioned in the single-tier South Stand, which will have a capacity of 17,500. Spurs said the screens will be the largest in any stadium in Western Europe.

Two additional screens measuring 190.7 square metres will be located in the North Stand, with two LED video displays measuring 178.9 square metres to be added to the South West and South East facades on the exterior of the stadium.

Tottenham’s director of operations Matthew Collecott said: “We are pleased to add Daktronics to our roster of world-leading suppliers, as specialists in large LED video displays and digital ribbon boards. We have pushed them to deliver something that will truly set us apart and these installations will play a significant role as part of our commitment to setting a new standard in fan experience in sports and entertainment.”

Each of the main displays will be kitted out with 13HD pixel layouts to provide greater image clarity and contrast for spectators.

The stadium bowl will also include three tiers of digital ribbon, which the club said marks another first for a European stadium. The upper- and middle- tier ribbons will stretch from the East to West Stands through the North Stand and measure 387 metres and 348 metres, respectively. The suite-tier ribbon will be split into two sections along the East and West Stands, measuring 122 metres and 105 metres, respectively.

Daktronics president and chief executive Reece Kurtenbach added: “We’re extremely proud to partner with one of the most storied football clubs in England. The video displays and LED technology in this stadium are sure to help enhance the atmosphere for fans and players alike. We’re excited to see the stadium open later this year.”

The new stadium is currently being built next to Tottenham’s old White Hart Lane home and the club is currently playing at Wembley Stadium while work is carried out. The new stadium is expected to be ready for soon after the start of the 2018-19 Premier League season.

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