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Daktronics lights up Kansas City FC stadium

Daktronics has been chosen by Sporting Kansas City Football Club to manufacture and install 835 linear feet of LED displays along the field level of Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas.

A 15.5ft tunnel display was installed along with the field level displays in March.

Jon Moses, Sporting KC’s senior director of corporate partnership sales said:

Our stadium continues to be one of the most technologically-advanced venues in Major League Soccer and Daktronics will now help us deliver an even more engaging experience for our fans.

Lining the soccer pitch at 2.5ft high by 835ft in length is LED technology featuring 15-millimeter line spacing.

These displays are video capable and can show multiple different graphics, statistics or sponsorship messages throughout events.

Tony Mulder, Daktronics regional manager, said:

Our pitch perimeter displays are engineered to provide a visual experience that is second to none. The brightness punches through direct sunlight to engage viewers, and we’re looking forward to this installation having an impact on matches at Children’s Mercy Park for years to come.

Above the tunnel entrance in the southeast corner of the park, another display measuring 3.5ft high by 15.5ft wide and featuring 15-millimeter line spacing was installed. This has similar functionality to the sideline displays and offers supplemental information to fans and viewers.

These new displays feature industry-leading environmental protection to keep them operating as expected in the outdoor elements.

They also provide excellent image clarity and contrast with wide angle visibility to appeal to every seat in the park.