Jordan-Hare Stadium, the home of the Auburn University Tigers, will be getting the largest LED video display in college football. Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, chose LED display maker Daktronics to design, manufacture and install the new display. The display will measure about 10,800-square-feet in area. It will be paired with Daktronics’ control system and a custom Daktronics audio system.
“We are excited to have partnered with Daktronics in building the largest LED video display in college football,” Auburn director of athletics Jay Jacobs said. “There is no place in the country like Jordan-Hare Stadium to watch a football game, and this dynamic board will revolutionize the game-day experience and make it even better. Our fans are going to be in awe the first time they see it, and they are going to really enjoy all the creative and dynamic things we will be able to do with it.”
The massive new display will be 190 feet wide and about 57 feet high. It will be comprised of more than 8.7 million LEDs an enormous increase from the existing 30-foot high by 74-foot wide display. This new display will have variable content zoning to allow for one large image to be shown on the entire display or for multiple zones. The zones will be able to show any combination of live video, scoring and statistics, instant replays, graphics, animations, and sponsor messaging.
Daktronics says it will include its Show Control system with the installation to provide a combination of display control software, video processing, playback hardware, and data integration. Daktronics says that the Show Control System forms a user-friendly production solution.
“It’s exciting to continue our long-standing relationship with Auburn University by providing them with this awe-inspiring new video display,” said Daktronics CEO Reece Kurtenbach. “The capabilities provided by a display of this size matched with Daktronics’ control system allows the university to really get creative when planning their game-day entertainment. We’re looking forward to seeing the overall presentation when the new system is fired up for their first game.”
The seating fascia of the stadium will get two new ribbon displays in the installation. Each display will measure 435 feet wide by about 3.5 feet high. The ribbon displays, which will feature a 15HD pixel layout, will work in conjunction with the main display to help brand the event and show additional statistics, graphics, and sponsorship messages. All of the displays offer wide angle visibility of crisp, clear images to appeal to every fan in the stadium.
Daktronics will integrate a custom audio system into the video and scoring system. The audio system will measure 33 feet high by 70 feet wide – larger than the previous video display. It will create a powerful audio experience for Auburn fans. Daktronics incorporated JBL and Danley Sound Labs products in the audio solution housed in a centralized scoreboard cluster of low-frequency subwoofers and full range line arrays that fit the specific structural and acoustical properties of Jordan-Hare Stadium. Shaded areas along the sidelines will get audio from accompanying delay speakers. A touchscreen control solution with custom presets can configure the system to turn on or off different sections to meet the needs of each event.