Venue display and control systems specialist Daktronics has partnered with Sporting Kansas City to install new LED boards and a dynamic digital display at Children’s Mercy Park, the Major League Soccer team’s home stadium.

The pitch will now be surrounded on the north, east and south sides by 2.5-feet-high LED field boards that will showcase immersive, synchronised content during matches.

A new 3.5-feet-high by 15.5-feet-wide digital display has also been fitted in the tunnel area in the stadium’s southeast corner. Both of the new systems feature 15-millimetre line spacing and industry-leading technology to provide clear imagery and deliver maximum exposure across the stadium and via television broadcasts.

“Our pitch perimeter displays are engineered to provide a visual experience that is second to none,” Daktronics regional manager Tony Mulder said. “The brightness punches through directly sunlight to engage viewers, and we’re looking forward to this installation having an impact on matches at Children’s Mercy Park for years to come.”

Jon Moses, Sporting KC’s senior director of corporate partnership sales, added: “Our stadium continues to be one of the most technologically-advanced venues in Major League Soccer and Daktronics will now help us deliver an even more engaging experience for our fans.”

Sporting’s playing surface underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation ahead of the 2019 MLS season. Children’s Mercy Park opened in 2011 and has a capacity of 18,400.

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