BROOKINGS, S.D. - June 18, 2012 - Daktronics Inc., (Nasdaq
- DAKT) of Brookings, S.D., announced today that the
Boomers of Schaumburg, Ill., have upgraded their existing
Daktronics display at Boomers Field to a new integrated
video display and scoreboard for the beginning of their
2012 inaugural home season starting May 25.
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The video display measures 27 feet wide by almost 16 feet
high, and replaces an incandescent message display.
Although the new Daktronics video display will be much
bigger, it will require less than half the power of the
"This video board is the final and most important piece of
our complete overhaul of Boomers Stadium," Boomer President
and General Manager, Andy Viano said. "Fans will be blown
away by the experience at Boomers games in 2012, and no
single tool is more crucial to an interactive, memorable
ballpark experience than a video display. We're thrilled to
be able to work with the unquestionable industry leader to
bring one of those great displays to our fans."
The video display will feature an LED screen that contains
Daktronics 20HD advanced LED pixel layout for enhanced
viewing at every angle. The Daktronics video display is
capable of showing one large image along with highlighting
live video and instant replays. It can also show a variety
of vivid graphics, colorful animations, up-to-the-minute
statistics, scoring information and sponsor advertisements
with outstanding brightness.
The video display isn't the only upgrade at the stadium.
Daktronics will also replace an old manual scoreboard with
a new LED scoreboard. It will feature statistics of home
and guest scores to 10 innings, balls/strikes, outs, runs,
hits and hit/error information.
"We are very proud to be a part of the inaugural season
with the Schaumburg Boomers," said Joey Hulsebus,
Daktronics Sales Representative. "The Boomers have been a
great organization to work with and we look forward to
being a part of opening day."
The Schaumburg Boomers will begin their first season of
play at Boomers Stadium as part of the independent Frontier
League. The Boomers were purchased in 2011 by Pat and Linda
Salvi, who are also owners of the Gary SouthShore RailCats
of the American Association and the North Shore Navigators
of the Futures Collegiate League. The Boomers began their
2012 home season against the Florence Freedom on Friday,