Brookings-based Daktronics has won a bid to install the video display system for a new professional soccer stadium in Texas, according to a Wednesday announcement.
Austin FC is one of the latest expansion teams announced for Major League Soccer, with plans to begin play in 2021 in a $260 million stadium.
Daktronics has been tasked with installing what the company called an “LED super system,” including six displays offering a combined 5,580 square feet of viewing.
“After a competitive review process, Austin FC is pleased to announce that we have chosen Daktronics’ industry-leading LED technology to enhance the stadium experience in our world-class venue,” Austin FC President Andy Loughnane said in an emailed statement.
The Austin stadium will use a main video display set to be 24 feet high and 84 feet wide. It will also include a double-sided marquee, two ribbon displays and a pitch perimeter display, according to Daktronics.
“Installing a higher resolution product throughout the stadium ensures fans receive a better viewing experience at every event,” Daktronics President and CEO Reece Kurtenbach said in a statement. “We’re excited to work with the entire Austin FC organization to bring this project to life for their team and their fans. We look forward to the stadium opening in 2021 with our technology helping the team engage and communicate with their audiences.”