Eastern Kentucky is joining in on the video board trend, with new boards ready to go up on their football field, and inside their basketball arena.
I’ll let the EKU press release handle the tech talk:
Roy Kidd Stadium, home of EKU football, will receive three outdoor displays. The Colonels’ main video display will measure approximately 15 feet high by 30 feet wide and will feature a 15HD pixel layout. 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.
Found on the main display structure, two auxiliary displays will be placed on either side of a fixed-digit scoreboard. The auxiliary displays and scoreboard will be located directly below the main video display.
The auxiliary displays will each measure approximately 7 feet high by 6 feet wide and will feature 20 millimeter line spacing. These displays will provide the opportunity to showcase sponsors throughout events and provide up-to-the-minute statistics and game information.
Fans can stay in the game as all of these new displays will incorporate excellent image clarity and contrast with wide angle visibility while providing multiple levels of protection from the elements.
Fans will have the first chance to experience the new football video board on Thursday, Aug. 29 when the Colonels host Robert Morris in the season opener at 7 p.m.
For the first time ever, EKU basketball and volleyball fans will enjoy a LED video display in Alumni Coliseum. The display will measure approximately 15 feet high by 26 feet wide and will feature 10 millimeter line spacing. This display will also show one large image to highlight live video and instant replays. It will also be able to show a variety of graphics, animations, advertisements, statistics and scoring information.
Eastern Kentucky University will also receive two Daktronics custom audio systems. These audio systems will be integrated with the video and scoring system to enhance the game-day atmosphere for both the football stadium and basketball coliseum. The systems provide full-range sound reproduction and deliver clear and intelligible speech. Daktronics audio offers high quality audio systems that can integrate with dynamic displays in indoor and outdoor sport venues.
So, in short. Video boards! Yay!