Cal State Bakersfield’s Icardo Center Adds Double-Sided Daktronics Display

Daktronics introduced a unique double-sided centerhung system and custom audio system at the Icardo Center for California State University, Bakersfield. Roadrunner fans will be informed and entertained with the new 300-square-foot system at events this fall.

“This is a huge upgrade to the Icardo Center that will have a significant impact,” says Karen Langston, Senior Associate Director of Athletics for External Affairs and Capital Projects. “We wanted to create the best game-day atmosphere possible and we believe it will add so much to the fan experience and to the student-athlete experience. The board looks terrific, but I am particularly impressed with the sound system.”

The two centerhung LED video displays each measure 9.5 feet high by 16.5 feet wide and feature 6-millimeter line spacing to bring crisp, clear imagery to every seat in the arena. These displays are capable of variable content zoning to show one large image or multiple windows of content including live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.

“California State University, Bakersfield is a great customer to work with and we’re glad we could provide them with this new LED solution for the Icardo Center,” says Eric Cain, Daktronics sales representative. “The double-sided centerhung is the perfect solution for their arena to bring a professional sports viewing experience to their collegiate facility. The audio system coupled with the centerhung video displays will forever change the fan experience.”

“We were able to partner with the leadership group at California State University, Bakersfield to take their dream, put it to paper and then create a reality,” says Robin Hall, Daktronics Regional Sales Manager. “This is an amazing way to add to an arena with seating only along the sidelines. This will greatly enhance their existing end wall video and scoring solution. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with them.”

“We are extremely pleased with our new state-of-the-art high-definition video board, our new sound system and digital tables,” says Director of Athletics, Kenneth “Ziggy” Siegfried. “It has been fun to see the Icardo Center transform in the last couple years and we have more to come in the near future. I firmly believe that the Icardo Center provides a first-class experience for our fans and a huge home court advantage for our team.”

Additionally, six digital LED scorer’s tables were delivered to the Icardo Center. Each display measures 2 feet high by 6 feet wide and features 6-millimeter line spacing to bring additional statistics and graphics to the fan experience. They also provide the opportunity to highlight sponsors throughout events.

A custom audio system was integrated into the video and scoring system to provide an energizing, full-range sound experience and intelligible speech to the game-day atmosphere. Daktronics offers high-quality audio systems to integrate with dynamic displays in indoor and outdoor entertainment venues.

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