Kansas State University to install new LED video displays at Bill Snyder Stadium


Kansas State University has invested in delivering a new visual and audio experience at both its football and baseball facilities that it hopes will be a ‘game-changer’ for when fans return.

At K-State’s Bill Snyder Stadium for football and Tionton Family Stadium for baseball, the school employed Daktronics to deliver a custom audio and LED video display solution. The first installation has already taken place at its baseball facility, while the football install is planned for this summer.

Tointon Family Stadium welcomed a new video display in left field featuring a 15HD pixel layout and measuring 20.5ft high by 36ft wide. It brings image clarity and contrast to live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics and game information, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.

Meanwhile, Bill Snyder Stadium is set to receive two end zone displays and a ribbon display in the south end zone, a marquee display outside the stadium, two wall-mounted displays in club spaces, and a custom audio system. The two main video displays will each measure 38.5ft high by 68.5ftwide and the ribbon display will measure 2.5ft high by 220ft long. These three displays will feature 13HD pixel layouts to bring enhanced image clarity and contrast to every seat in the stadium.

The two club displays will each measure 13ft high by 33ft wide and will feature 3.9mm line spacing for up-close viewing. The marquee display will feature 16mm line spacing and measure 10.5ft high by 14.5ft wide.

The custom audio system at Bill Snyder Stadium will be integrated with the video and scoring system to provide full-range sound reproduction while delivering clear, intelligible speech. This will provide a powerful audio experience for fans in every seat of the stadium.

“We are proud to partner with Daktronics as we continue to find ways to significantly enhance our fans’ experience at our games,” said Gene Taylor, K-State athletics director “The new display at Tointon Family Stadium is a complete game-changer for our fans, and when they return to Bill Snyder Family Stadium next fall, the two new boards and sound improvements in the south end of the stadium will provide them a complete experience. They will now have four mirrored video display options for all angles and sides of the stadium which will also include an improved sound system in the south end. And our fans have probably already experienced the upgraded marquee along Kimball Avenue which will provide us more visibility to our residents.”

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