Children’s Mercy Park recently installed 835 linear feet of new LED field boards and added a dynamic digital display in the southeast corner of the stadium as a result of a new partnership between Sporting Kansas City and Daktronics, the companies announced today.
“We’re excited to welcome Daktronics as one of the club’s newest partners and we’re thrilled to showcase our partnership at Children’s Mercy Park,” said Jon Moses, Sporting KC’s Senior Director of Corporate Partnership Sales. “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.”
“Our pitch perimeter displays are engineered to provide a visual experience that is second to none,” said Daktronics regional manager Tony Mulder. “The brightness punches through directly 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.”
Sporting’s world-class playing surface – which underwent a multi-million dollar renovation in the offseason to install an underground electrical heating system, new sod and synthetic turf around the perimeter of the pitch – will now be surrounded on the north, east and south sides by 2.5-feet-high LED field boards to integrate immersive, synchronized content throughout Sporting KC and Swope Park Rangers home matches.
In addition, a new 3.5 feet high by 15.5 feet wide digital display now enhances the tunnel in the southeast corner of Children’s Mercy Park. These new assets both feature 15-millimeter line spacing and industry-leading technology to consistently provide excellent image clarity and contrast across a range of viewing conditions to maximize exposure in-stadium and via broadcast.
Daktronics, founded in 1968, has integrated LED systems in nearly 60 percent of all professional sports facilities in the United States to further enhance the fan experience through informative and entertaining elements.
Daktronics helps its customers to impact their audiences throughout the world with large-format LED video displays, message displays, scoreboards, digital billboards, audio systems 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 audiovisual systems and implementation with offices around the globe. Discover more at www.daktronics.com.