Daktronics upgrades Aviva Stadium tech ahead of Euro 2020

Daktronics has continued its partnership with Aviva Stadium by fitting three new displays at the Dublin venue ahead of this summer’s UEFA European Championships.

The south-end display at the stadium will measure 5.85 metres high by 18.65 metres wide. A ribbon display measuring 0.73 metres high by 4.02 metres wide will also sit above the tunnel entrance to the pitch.

The main stadium ribbon display will measure 0.73 metres high by 393.9 metres wide. The ribbon displays will join two identical north-end video displays, which will each measure 5.85 metres high by 14.99 metres wide.

The new displays complete a fan experience improvement plan at Aviva Stadium that began with two north-end displays being fitted in 2017.

Martin Murphy, stadium director for Aviva Stadium, said: “We have amazing events at Aviva Stadium which are supplemented by sound and visual experiences. Enhancing the fan experience is essential. Even though we are a relatively new stadium, we have invested in the new Daktronics HD screens to provide exceptional images of the action on the pitch.”

Each display will feature 13HD pixel layouts, which will deliver exceptional image clarity and contrast to fans no matter where they are seated in the stadium. the north and south-end video displays will facilitate variable content zoning, which will allow them to show one large image or multiple zones of differing content.

Ewan Prentice, Daktronics regional manager, said: “When we started discussions for the additional and upgraded screens, the team at Aviva Stadium made it very clear Daktronics was the right choice to compliment a truly magnificent stadium.

“We are all very honoured that the team at Aviva Stadium trusted Daktronics to help deliver a truly world-class fan experience at a world-class stadium to world-class fans.”

Aviva Stadium will host group stage matches and a round of 16 fixture at Euro 2020, which will be co-hosted by 12 cities across 12 countries.

Last month, the stadium announced plans to introduce a sensory hub, while the venue also agreed a partnership with Shared Access that will lead to the implementation of 5G connectivity.

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