The University of Texas tapped Daktronics for its huge LED upgrade.

Featured Project: Daktronics Tapped for U. of Texas Arena Displays


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Brookings, South Dakota-based LED display manufacturer Daktronics announces its partnership with the University of Texas to manufacture and install 11 new LED displays at the Frank Erwin Center on campus in Austin, Texas. The installation involved 1.7 million LEDs across approximately 3,500 square feet of display screens. 

The nine-display centerhung configuration will consist of four main video displays, four upper game-in-progress displays and a lower ring display. Each main display measures 12.5’ x 23’—the equivalent of nearly 27 total 60” televisions. Each upper game-in-progress display measures 6’ x 28’. The lower ring’s displays will measure 3’ x 68’ in circumference.

The main displays are capable of one large picture or variable content zoning for each, able to show any combination of video, replays, statistics, graphics and sponsorship messages.

The main displays and ring display feature 6-millimeter line spacing, while the upper displays and a 360-degree ribbon display, installed around the seating fascia of the venue, feature 10-millimeter line spacing. The ribbon display measures 2’ x 689’ and encircles the entire main seating bowl.

“One of our top priorities is offering an exceptional fan experience at our men’s and women’s basketball games,” says Texas Men’s athletic director Mike Perrin. “Upgrading our video display system to include the latest LED technology will enhance the viewing experience for our fans.”

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