Brookings, South Dakota-based LED display manufacturer Daktronics recently partnered with the University of Pittsburgh to deliver new LED video display technology to multiple athletic facilities on its campus in Pittsburgh, including the first centerhung in collegiate sports featuring less than 4-millimeter LED line spacing.
Fans of Pitt Panthers basketball, volleyball and soccer programs will be welcomed by a new visual experience on game day as Petersen Events Center, Fitzgerald Field House and Ambrose Urbanic Field have received new LED technology this fall.
Inside the basketball arena, Petersen Events Center, the centerhung features four outward-curved LED video displays totaling eight million LEDs. Each display features 3.9-millimeter line spacing, the only collegiate display with line spacing closer than 4 millimeters. The sideline-facing displays each measure approximately 15’ x 28’ and the end-line facing displays each measure 15’ x 16 ½’. Two end-wall displays feature 10-millimeter line spacing and measure 16 ½’ x 31’.
“Thanks to a great partnership with Pitt Sports Marketing and our JMI Sports team, we have installed video boards that should help us create one of the best in-venue viewing experiences in all of college basketball,” says Pitt director of athletics, Heather Lyke. “When you combine the Oakland Zoo, the court flip, the addition of public Wi-Fi and now this video component, our commitment to enhancing the game-day experience for our fans is absolutely being realized.”