BROOKINGS, S.D., Dec. 07, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Cleveland Indians have selected Daktronics (NASDAD:DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, to design, manufacture and install a new high-definition display at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, for the 2016 season. This project continues a long-standing relationship with the Indians that began when their stadium opened back in 1994.

"The new boards will significantly enhance our fans' at experience at Progressive Field," said Neil Weiss, the Indians Senior Vice President of Technology and Chief Information Officer. "This project increases our ability to deliver a world-class in game experience, delivering stats, highlights and player profiles in large, high-definition formats."

The main video display will measure approximately 59 feet high by 221 feet wide for 13,000 square feet of active display area. A total of 10.6 million LEDs make up the entire display. It will feature a 13HD pixel layout, the premier technology for outdoor LED video displays, for excellent image clarity and contrast with wide angle visibility to appeal to every fan inside Progressive Field.

The display incorporates variable content zoning which allows it to show one large image or it can be divided into multiple windows to show any combination of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, game information, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.

"We're proud to partner with the Cleveland Indians to provide Progressive Field with a premier, high-definition video display system," said Daktronics CEO Reece Kurtenbach. "As venues hosting live sporting events continue to strive to improve fan entertainment, Daktronics continues to provide industry-leading technology to stay in front of these trends. This installation will deliver an impressive and memorable game-day experience for Indians fans in 2016."

The fully-integrated super system that Daktronics is manufacturing and installing at Progressive Field will include the following displays in addition to the main scoreboard, with all of the displays in the seating bowl featuring premier 13HD outdoor technology:
  • Out of town display - measures roughly 10 feet high by 173 feet wide and features a 13HD pixel layout.
  • Upper ribbon display - measures 3.5 feet high by 1267 feet wide and features a 13HD pixel layout.
  • Infiniti ribbon display - measures 3.5 feet high by 60 feet wide and features a 13HD pixel layout.
  • Lower club ribbon display - measures 3.5 feet high by 220 feet wide and features a 13HD pixel layout.
  • Lower suite ribbon display - measures 3.5 feet high by 438 feet wide and features a 13HD pixel layout. 
  • Lower mezzanine ribbon display - measures 3.5 feet high by 199 feet wide and features a 13HD pixel layout. 
  • 9 th street marquee display - measures 8.5 feet high by 9.5 feet wide and features 10 millimeter line spacing.

Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology offers a long lifetime with consistent, industry-leading performance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.

About Daktronics Daktronics helps its customers to impact their audiences throughout the world with large-format LED video displays, message displays, scoreboards, digital billboards and control systems in sport, business and transportation applications. Founded in 1968 as a USA-based manufacturing company, Daktronics has grown into the world leader in audio-visual systems and implementation with offices around the globe. Discover more at

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