Daktronics teams up with Sporting Kansas City


Brookings, South Dakota-based Daktronics has been commissioned by Sporting Kansas City Football Club to manufacture and install 835 linear feet of LED displays at Children’s Mercy Park.

Lining the soccer pitch is 2.5ft high by 835ft long (0.8m x 255m) LED technology featuring 15mm line spacing. These displays are video-capable and can show multiple different graphics, statistics or sponsorship messages throughout events.

“Our pitch perimeter displays are engineered to provide a visual experience that is second to none,” said Tony Mulder, regional manager at Daktronics. “The brightness punches through direct 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.”

Above the tunnel entrance in the southeast corner of the park, another display was installed, measuring 3.5 x 15.5ft (1 x 4.7m) and featuring 15mm line spacing. This has similar functionality to the sideline displays and offers supplemental information to fans and viewers.

These new displays feature industry-leading environmental protection to keep them operating as expected in the outdoor elements. They also provide excellent image clarity and contrast with wide angle visibility, to appeal to every seat in the park.

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