BROOKINGS, S.D., Nov. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The largest LED video display in all of sports has been designed and engineered, and is now being manufactured and installed, by Daktronics (NASDAQ:DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, for Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC. This never-been-done-before, 360-degree halo display is a groundbreaking engineering innovation to be installed above the field as part of the stadium's unique retractable roof structure.
First Ever Halo Display Engineered By Daktronics For Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Length of 3 Football Fields End to End
Photos accompanying this announcement are available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/74010e87-87a0-4dd6-a07d-bc92088a301c http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/17016605-1e63-4f20-87a7-db5c73d2c187 A large, first-of-its-kind mega column LED display is also being installed in the stadium and stretches 101 feet from the first concourse level to the roof. Altogether, Daktronics will install more than 82,500 square feet of video displays at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. "Daktronics is in a league of their own," says Rich McKay, President of AMB Sports and Entertainment. "We selected to work with them because of their dependability known throughout the industry as well as the creativity they bring in crafting something that has never been done." The massive halo display measures 58 feet high by 1,075 feet in circumference - large enough for a helicopter to fly through - for a total of 61,900 square feet of display space. It will be more than five stories high and nearly three times larger than the largest display in professional football. "We're proud to provide Mercedes-Benz Stadium with this unique, visionary halo display," said Daktronics CEO Reece Kurtenbach. "The project is a test of engineering and architecture coordination that showcases our company's depth and capabilities. Increasingly, there is a desire to move beyond common rectangle shapes and Daktronics has been at the forefront of the creative use of LEDs. We are equipped to be a valuable partner with our customers for complete solutions, no matter what their aspirations may be for their venue, their display systems and overall experience for their fans."