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Daktronics goes big at Syracuse University

Syracuse University went big this summer, with their new Daktronics LED display system at the Carrier Dome in New York becoming the largest centre-hung system in college sports.

At 7,022ft2, it is the third-largest indoor centre-hung system in the United States without a retractable roof, indoor-outdoor stadium and fourth-largest indoor centre-hung system in North America.

Six additional end zone displays were also installed at the Carrier Dome, bringing the total to more than 9,300ft2 for the entire project.

The four main displays of the centre-hung feature an inward curvature and measure approximately 20ft high by 62.5ft wide.

At each corner of the centre-hung, displays measure roughly 20ft high by 9.5ft wide. On the underbelly, a ring display measures roughly 6.5ft high and stretches around the inside of the centre-hung totalling 216.5ft long.

Scott Willson, Daktronics sales representative, said:

Daktronics is thrilled to expand upon our long partnership with Syracuse University by providing this tremendous new system as part of the new roof project at the Carrier Dome. We worked very closely with Syracuse University representatives, Geiger Engineering and Haynor Hoyt Companies to come up with a unique design that will wow fans and provide a one-of-a-kind in-venue experience for all who enter the building.

We did not start out with the goal of building one of the largest centre-hung systems in the world, but the more we talked through it with the team, the more we realised that we could accomplish something very special while still remaining within the project budget. Besides the new centre-hung, there are new high-resolution end zone displays to enhance the viewing experience in the building.

Adding to the centre-hung feature, six end zone displays were also installed at the Carrier Dome. Two large displays measure roughly 22ft high by 40.5ft wide and four corner displays measure approximately 12.5ft high by 10.5ft wide.

All displays feature 10-millimeter line spacing to bring excellent image clarity and contrast to fans in every seat of the Carrier Dome.

Each of the main video displays is capable of variable content zoning allowing each to show one large image or to share multiple zones of content including live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.

Daktronics also included its powerful Show Control System with this installation. This industry-leading system provides a combination of display control software, world-class video processing, data integration and playback hardware that forms a user-friendly production solution.