Daktronics Designs SEC Baseball’s Largest Video Display for Texas A&M
Daktronics has partnered with Texas A&M University to bring the largest LED video display in Southeastern Conference (SEC) baseball to Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park in College Station, Texas. Daktronics will design, manufacture, and install the display prior to the 2014 Aggie baseball season.
“We are excited about the newest addition to our facilities,” says Aggie Baseball head coach Rob Childress. “It will enhance the game-day experience for the 12th Man and continue to make Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park one of the best facilities in college baseball. The new video board will provide quite an impression in the recruiting process.”
The video display will feature 1,358 square feet of Daktronics 15HD technology, measuring approximately 27.5 feet high by more than 49 feet wide with an overall resolution of 552 by 984. It is capable of showing one large image to highlight live video and instant replays. It can also be divided into separate windows to show a variety of vivid graphics, colorful animations, up-to-the-minute statistics, scoring information and sponsor advertisements.
The display technology will incorporate excellent image clarity and contrast while providing multiple levels of protection from the elements. The wide angle visibility will provide a favorable view for all fans in attendance.
“I have been to many collegiate baseball stadiums around the country, and Blue Bell Park was already one of the best,” says Texas A&M Director of Athletics Eric Hyman, who also serves on the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee. “The addition of this new video board will reset all of the college baseball facilities nationwide, while also enhancing the already tremendous baseball environment that we have here at Texas A&M.”
Daktronics will also be including its powerful Show Control System with this installation. This industry-leading system provides a combination of display control software, world-class video processing, data integration and playback hardware that forms a user-friendly production solution. For more information on Show Control, visit www.daktronics.com/show.
“Being a part of the Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park video board upgrade is a great opportunity for Daktronics” said Dan Fjeldheim with Daktronics. “We thank Texas A&M and the 12th Man Foundation for their commitment to us and look forward to giving Aggie baseball fans an outstanding in-game experience for years to come.”
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.