Veterans Memorial Stadium gets audio-visual upgrades

Megan Phillips

Staff Writer 

This year, fans watching Trojan football will enjoy an entirely new and improved audio-visual experience, as Troy University unveiled its brand new Daktronics projects for the 2014 season.

Daktronics was founded in 1968 and manufactures large-format LED video displays for locations around the globe.

Among these projects is a new video board located in the southeast corner of Veterans Memorial Stadium that will measure 23 feet high by 54 feet wide.

This board will feature a 15HD pixel layout that provides viewers with a clearer image quality.

 It will also have a wider angle and higher contrast, in addition to vivid graphics, vibrant animations and quickly updating statistics, scores and advertisements.

Not only will the new main display provide excellent picture, but it is also capable of withstanding the harsh elements.

Daktronics will also be providing the stadium with two 100-yard ribbon displays that will follow both upper decks and measure 2.5 feet high and 300 feet wide and provide 20 millimeter line spacing.

In addition to these improvements in visual experience, the stadium will be seeing an audio upgrade, with a new custom-installed audio system allowing for clearer speech and full-range sound reproduction.

Improvements outside the stadium include two new marquee displays that will replace the boards currently standing on Highway 231. They will feature 16-millimeter line spacing and stand 6.5 feet tall and 16 feet wide.

“We are pleased to partner with an industry leader like Daktronics, with whom we have a long-standing positive relationship,” Troy Athletic Director John Hartwell said. “Additions such as these will help us continue to build the Troy Trojan brand.”

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