Good news for the venue industry in general and Daktronics specifically: the firm announced record videodisplay orders for FY2022, fueled by big orders like the Intuit Dome Halo Board, set to debut in the new home of the Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) in 2024.
In a press release, the Brookings, South Dakota firm announced it has crossed the $800 million mark for orders in a single fiscal year. Large projects like the Intuit Dome Halo Board, the largest-ever double-sided halo display in an arena setting, will be almost a full acre in size.
“This milestone is a testament to our people, products and services all working together for the betterment of our customers,” said Daktronics President and CEO Reece Kurtenbach. “While large projects like Intuit Dome’s Halo Board quickly move the needle towards our goals, we value every order in every market. We enjoy working with our customers to achieve their unique business objectives through advanced audiovisual solutions; we are excited to design, manufacture and deliver our products around the world!”
In addition, the firm is in expansion mode in multiple locations to support the growing demand for LED displays. This includes the doubling of the company’s capacity to deliver Surface Mount Device (SMD) LED product lines and increasing production space in the Brookings factory by 90,000 square feet. The Intuit Dome Halo Board will be one of the first projects to use the new assembly line in Brookings.
The Intuit Dome double-sided halo display will feature approximately 38,375 square feet of digital canvas–put into perspective, that’s more than 3,592 60-inch televisions and more than 233 million LEDs. The Clippers specifically designed and engineered the Intuit Dome roof to accommodate the unique Halo Board, optimizing sightlines from all seats and putting a priority on the viewing experience of upper-bowl seats. The inner halo display will measure 32 feet high by 623 feet in circumference and the outer halo display will measure 28 feet high by 661 feet in circumference, making the full halo proportionally more balanced than others. The entire halo will be 4K and feature a tight 3.9-millimeter pixel layout.
“We are excited to partner with Daktronics, an innovator in video displays, to develop a Halo Board that will create one of the most intense live experiences in sports,” said Gillian Zucker, LA Clippers President of Business Operations.
Additional displays located inside and outside Intuit Dome will inform and connect with audiences as they arrive until they are seated for the main event. Large lobby displays will greet fans, while a giant 23-foot-high by 190-foot-wide screen will overlook the outdoor basketball court on The Plaza. Ribbon displays will be installed along seating fascia and inside seating bowl entrances, and courtside scorers tables and basket stanchion displays will also add to the game-day experience while offering opportunities to highlight sponsors throughout events. Daktronics has also already built and installed a mini Halo Board in the Clippers’ Intuit Dome Experience Center.
Rendering courtesy Los Angeles Clippers.
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