Syracuse Chiefs to update stadium with new Daktronics video display

30' x 55' LED display expected to be operational on May 7

By Syracuse Chiefs | March 20, 2012 10:28 AM

Syracuse, NY-The Syracuse Chiefs, Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, will see a new video display and scoreboard at Alliance Bank Stadium this season.

Daktronics (Nasdaq-DAKT) will be designing, manufacturing and installing the new LED video display. Measuring 30 feet high by 55 feet wide, the new video display will have pristine color clarity and brightness from all viewing angles, as it features Daktronics 15HD pixel layout. The cabinet also features a more robust design with an improved ventilation system. The display is capable of showing one large image or being divided into separate windows to show live and recorded video as well as an array of vivid graphics, up-to-the-minute statistics, colorful animations and advertisements.

"This new video display from Daktronics is something that our fans have sought for a long time and we are happy to finally see it become a reality," said Chiefs General Manager John Simone. "Daktronics has been great to work with, and we're looking forward to seeing it installed."

The video display system will come complete with a full front end video package featuring multiple Sony HD cameras to give the fans a full game-day experience with live video, slow motion and instant replay. A new 1500HD audio system will also be installed at the ballpark. The sound system, which will be integrated with the video system, will provide full-range sound reproduction and deliver clear and intelligible speech. Fans will experience high-impact sound reinforcement and excellent sound quality throughout the stadium.

"Daktronics is very proud to partner with the Chiefs on this high profile project," Daktronics Sales Representative Scott Willson said. "The Chiefs have made a major commitment to enhance the fan experience at the stadium, and this audio-visual package from Daktronics will bring true state-of-the-art technology to the stadium."

Work on the project will begin next week with the removal of the existing scoreboard. The project is expected to be completed in time for the Chiefs' home game on May 7 against the Durham Bulls. In the meantime, a temporary scoreboard will be installed in right field.

About Daktronics
Daktronics is recognized as the world's leading provider of full-color LED video displays. Daktronics began manufacturing large screen, full-color, LED video displays in 1997. Since then, thousands of large screen LED displays have been sold and installed in sports, entertainment and commercial facilities around the world. Since 2001, independent market research conducted by iSuppli Corp. lists Daktronics as the world's leading provider of large screen LED video displays. 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:, e-mail the company at, 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.

Cautionary Notice: In addition to statements of historical fact, this news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are intended to enjoy the protection of that Act. These forward-looking statements reflect the Company's expectations or beliefs concerning future events. The Company cautions that these and similar statements involve risk and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectation, including, but not limited to, changes in economic and market conditions, management of growth, timing and magnitude of future contracts, and other risks noted in the company's SEC filings, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for its 2010 fiscal year. Forward-looking statements are made in the context of information available as of the date stated. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur.

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