By Justin Ochsner
Video board manufacturer Daktronics has partnered with Major League Soccer franchise Houston Dynamo to design, manufacture, and install four new LED boards at the team’s BBVA Stadium.
Installation is underway and the boards will be ready for use by early 2020 in time for the new MLS season.
The main video board will measure approximately 34 feet high by 73 feet wide and feature a 15HD pixel layout to bring clear images to every seat. The main display will also feature environmental protection to ensure optimal performance during adverse weather conditions.
The main display will be capable of variable content zoning allowing it to show one large image or multiple zones of live video, instant replay, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.
Additionally, two auxiliary displays and a new marquee display will be fitted at the stadium. The auxiliary displays will measure around 15 feet high by 26 feet wide and provide supplementary content to the main display, while the exterior marquee will measure 25 feet high by 37 feet wide and promote current and upcoming events at the stadium.
Daktronics’ Show Control System will also be included in the installation. The system provides a combination of display control software, video processing, data integration and playback hardware to offer a user-friendly production solution.
Dynamo president John Walker said: “We’re excited to team up with Daktronics to continue to improve the game-day experience for our fans through improved video boards. We’re grateful to Gabriel Brener and our ownership group for their continued commitment to invest in all aspects of our club, both on and off the pitch. These video boards will help us continue to deliver a first-class experience for all fans at BBVA Stadium for years to come.”
Dan Fjeldheim, Daktronics sales representative, added: “The new video technology at BBVA Stadium is going to be a significant upgrade in both size and resolution. The fan experience will be lifted to a whole new level and we are grateful for the opportunity to provide the new displays for the stadium.”
Justin Ochsner is in the media relations department with Daktronics.