May 4, 2009
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri Department of Athletics has awarded a contract to Daktronics, Inc., for the design, manufacturing and installation of state-of-the-art video board displays at several venues within the Sports Park at MU. New video board display systems will be featured for the 2009-10 season at Memorial Stadium, Taylor Stadium and Walton Track/Soccer Stadium, with new digital scorer’s tables for Mizzou Arena also part of the agreement.
Work will begin on the football project within the next two weeks, with completion scheduled for prior to Mizzou’s 2009 home opener on Sept. 12th against Bowling Green. All other projects will have separate time tables, but will see completion prior to their 2009-10 home competition schedule.
“We’re very pleased to be working with such a prestigious company as Daktronics for these projects, they’re certainly among the very best at what they do,” said Director of Athletics Mike Alden. “We look forward to these projects complementing our outstanding facilities and being great additions to the gameday experiences for our fans,” he said.
The new scoreboard at Memorial Stadium will replace the current structure above the North end zone. The new display, with approximate measurements of 30 feet in height and 80 feet in width, will be equipped to show a wide variety of statistics, information, graphics, animation and live and recorded video. A large 14 foot high by 48 foot wide marquee will be installed on the rear of the main structure, which will be used to promote upcoming campus and athletic events, as well as for advertising revenue. Additionally, a Daktronics sound system will offer improved acoustics over the current system throughout the stadium.
Tiger baseball fans will benefit from the planned all-digital scoreboard and video display, which will measure 36 feet wide by 32 feet high, along with an enhanced custom sound system. The structure at Walton Track/Soccer Stadium will measure approximately 21 feet wide by 24 feet tall with full video and graphic display capabilities.
At Mizzou Arena, digital scorer’s tables will be installed which will display real-time stats, video and other messages and sponsor information.
Artist’s renderings of the projects are available for viewing. Additionally, a webcam will allow fans to track progress of the project at Faurot Field over the summer, and can be followed on mutigers.com.