A/V Upgrade Planned for UVA

Daktronics manufacturing and installing end zone video board and audio system

The new Daktronics display will be more than twice the size of the previous display at Scott Stadium.

Daktronics will manufacture and install a new 6,700-square-foot end zone video display and a custom point-source audio system at The University of Virginia’s Scott Stadium in Charlottesville.

Slated to be completed this summer in time for kickoff this fall, the new video display will feature 10-millimeter pixel spacing and light up more than six million pixels to produce crisp, clear imagery. The display will measure about 54 feet high by 125 feet wide, more than twice the size of the previous display, with variable content zoning capabilities that allow it to show one large image or be divided into multiple zones.

A custom, point-source audio system will be at one end of the stadium to provide a booming sound throughout the seating bowl. This will be integrated into the video and scoring system, creating an audiovisual experience with full-range sound reproduction and clear, intelligible speech.

Daktronics is also implementing a Show Control solution offering a combination of display control software, quality video processing, data integration and playback hardware.

“The size and quality of the display will be a tremendous upgrade and obvious improvement,” says UVA Athletic Director Carla Williams. “The new audio distribution system is another game-day element that will be a welcome improvement and something our fans have requested in survey feedback,” she adds. “In addition to the enhancement of the fan experience, the state-of-the-art videoboard will afford us opportunities to strategically drive incremental revenue.”