Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Robins Stadium Video Scoreboard System to be one of the 'Biggest & Best'

The new Video/Scoreboard at the new Robins Stadium on the University of Richmond campus is going to be amazing...with the large video display alone measuring more than 19 feet high by 35 feet wide!! The video screen is one of the largest of its kind in the country and will allow our Track & Field meets to be streamed directly to the big screen and our results to be posted on the 19'X35' video screen.

"The possibilities will be endless", said Head Men's Track & Field Coach Steve Taylor. "The stadium is impressive to say the least. The Daktronics scoreboard and video screen take everything to a new level...and I believe will make our track & field venue one of the top 10 best in the Nation. We are visualizing replays of events during our track & field meets. Imagine spectators and athletes seeing an instant replay of their winning kick in the 1500M, their winning jump...or their winning throw. This will be amazing and I'm not easily amazed!"

Daktronics To Design, Install Robins Stadium Video Scoreboard System

The video scoreboard will rank among the largest of its kind in the FCS.

By University of Richmond
Sports Information Department

May 24, 2010

BROOKINGS, S.D. (Daktronics) - The 2008 Division I (FCS) Football Champions will have one more thing to shout about at the new E. Claiborne Robins Stadium at the University of Richmond. Daktronics Inc. (Nasdaq-DAKT) of Brookings, S.D., today announced that they have been chosen to design, manufacture and install a new integrated video and scoring system for the on campus stadium in Richmond, Va.

The large video display will measure more than 19 feet high by 35 feet wide. Featuring Daktronics state-of-the-art light emitting diode (LED) technology, the university will be able to feature live video and instant replays, along with custom animation and graphics, up-to-the-minute statistics, highlights and in-game advertising for sponsors.

Flanking the video display will be two custom scoreboards. These, along with an auxiliary scoreboard measuring eight feet high by 18 feet wide, will help Spiders fans keep up with the action. The university will also install LED delay of game and locker room clocks.

"The game day atmosphere will be so much better in the new stadium," Director of Athletics Jim Miller said. "The new facility will provide outstanding opportunities to bring students, athletes and the community together for sporting events and other activities. The Daktronics equipment will help us fill the 8,700 seats for every event. It will be really exciting."

The integrated Daktronics system will work well for the multiple sports played at the stadium. The new venue will also be home to our Spider track & field and lacrosse teams (men's and women's soccer will play their home games at Ukrop Park in 2010). The easy-to-use Daktronics control system allows for seamless change from week to week. The one button technology provides easy entertainment for the fans and increased advertising options.

When the Robins Stadium scoreboard is compete, the University of Richmond will boast the second-largest video board in CAA Football and one of the largest at the FCS level. Daktronics has also installed systems at each of the Spiders' on-campus athletic venues -- Robins Center (basketball), Pitt Field (baseball), Crenshaw Field (field hockey) and Westhampton Tennis Complex.

Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology offers a long lifetime with minimal maintenance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.
About E. Claiborne Robins Stadium Scheduled to be completed the summer of 2010, the new E. Claiborne Robins Stadium will give the University of Richmond community the opportunity to enjoy football on campus for the first time since the 1920s.

The new $25 million, 8,700-seat venue will be home to Spider lacrosse and track and field teams, as well as football. It will also host community events, such as the Virginia Special Olympics, and will serve as playing fields for youth sports camps.

About Daktronics
Daktronics has strong leadership positions in, and is the world's largest supplier of, large screen video displays, electronic scoreboards, computer-programmable displays, digital billboards, and control systems. The company excels in the control of large display systems, including those that require integration of multiple complex displays showing real-time information, graphics, animation and video. Daktronics designs, manufactures, markets and services display systems for customers around the world, in sport, business and transportation applications. For more information, visit the company's World Wide Web site at: http://www.daktronics.com, e-mail the company at sales@daktronics.com, call (605) 692-0200 or toll-free (800) 325-8766 in the United States or write to the company at 331 32nd Ave. PO Box 5128 Brookings, S.D. 57006-5128.

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