Audiovisual systems manufacturer Daktronics debuted a huge new video display at Gillette Stadium yesterday (Wednesday) as Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution took on Toronto FC.
The display is located in the south end of the 65,000-seat stadium, which also serves as the home of the New England Patriots NFL American football team.
As well as the video display, Daktronics has manufactured and installed a lower ribbon board at the stadium. The months-long installation project was recently completed, with Revolution fans sampling the displays for the first time last night during their team’s 3-2 loss against Toronto FC.
The HDR-capable video display spans 11,595 square feet of digital space and will show highlights and replays to fans. The display measures just under 53 feet high by 220 feet wide and is the seventh largest main display in the NFL and the second largest in MLS.
The video display also features 10-millimetre pixel spacing to deliver clear imagery to fans in every seat, while incorporating industry-leading environmental protection to ensure it operates as expected in adverse weather conditions.
The ribbon display features the same 10-millimetre pixel-spacing technology and measures just over 3.5 feet high and nearly 220 feet long. The board will be used throughout the year for sponsor activation.
The main display is capable of the latest in LED technology and features variable content zoning, allowing it to show one large image or to be divided into multiple zones to show any combination of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.
Reece Kurtenbach, president and chief executive of Daktronics, said: “The improved size and resolution of this new video display will ensure fans are receiving the best possible experience that LED technology can provide today.
“We’re excited to continue our longstanding partnership with Gillette Stadium, the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution. These latest upgrades are sure to have a positive impact on the live event and fan experience for years to come.”