GIO Stadium and Manuka Oval in Australia Add LED Video Displays

Kydan Pty. Ltd. installs new Daktronics display systems.

The largest outdoor entertainment venues in Australia’s capital have been enhanced by more than 1,600 square feet of new digital displays. Thanks to a partnership between Daktronics and ACT Government’s Venues Canberra, a group managing GIO Stadium and Manuka Oval, the two venues have added massive video displays to improve the fan experience.

Local event visual solutions company Kydan Pty. Ltd. completed the installation earlier this year. Located at the northern end of each venue, the new video display at Gio Stadium measures 25 feet by 65 feet, while the one at Manuka Oval is 29 feet by 68 feet. They feature a 15HD pixel layout to deliver image clarity and contrast and incorporate environmental protection to ensure each operates well in the Australian outdoors.

Including custom Daktronics control systems, the displays are capable of variable content zoning. This allows each to show one large image or to display multiple zones of digital content such as live video, instant replays, statistics and game information, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages, according to the Brookings, South Dakota-based company.

Daktronics has been involved with the sports industry since its inception in 1968. The company has LED video display installations in more than 80 countries, including the Great Southern Screen at Accor Stadium, the largest video scoreboard in the southern hemisphere.