Verizon Wireless Center welcomes new center-hung from Daktronics


Daktronics has designed, manufactured and installed a new LED video display system for the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, Minnesota, USA. The installation took place this autumn to help prepare the venue to host indoor football in 2016 for the Minnesota Havok team, as well as being the home of the Minnesota State Mavericks hockey team.

The new center-hung scoreboard is part of an expansion project that includes the remodeling of the Verizon Wireless Center arena for locker rooms and training facilities for men and women’s Minnesota State University, Mankato Maverick hockey. The scoreboard provides a significantly enhanced fan experience and helps to augment the recently added spaces for Maverick hockey.

The five-display center-hung system features four identical displays facing each direction and an upper ring display that circles the top of the configuration. Each of the four main displays measure more than 8ft high by 15.5ft wide. The ring display measures approximately 2ft high by 87ft in circumference. All five displays feature 10mm line spacing for a total of nearly 660,000 LEDs to provide crisp, clear imagery with wide angle visibility to appeal to every seat in the house.

The main displays incorporate variable content zoning which enables each one to show one large image or be divided into smaller windows to show a variety of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.

“We’re excited to work with the Verizon Wireless Center to bring this new center-hung system into their venue,” said Joey Hulsebus, Daktronics sales representative. “We look forward to this installation having an impact on all events held at the facility.”

Included in the installation is a content package that will be fulfilled by Daktronics Creative Services, an award-winning in-house creative team. Graphics and animations will be customized to fit the new displays and delivered at the venue’s request.

The installation also includes four back-lit identification panels, each measuring 8.5ft high by 2.5ft wide, for traditional, static messaging throughout events.

November 13, 2015

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