Daktronics Inc. (Nasdaq-DAKT), in conjunction with the Minnesota Twins and Populous architects, announced today the addition of two new technology elements to be installed at Target Field. Next season Twins fans will immediately notice the addition of an illuminated tower behind right center field, and a second large video display.
The 100-foot tall tower will be an eye-catching architectural element, positioned behind right center field. The tower will be populated with Daktronics ProPixel® LED lighting strips and will be illuminated in a variety of creative ways. The same LED technology will be used toward the top of the tower to display the time as a digital clock.
The Target Field team is also working with Daktronics to provide a second large LED video screen. The new display will be positioned above right center field within the existing structure behind the right field seats. This second large video display will allow fans sitting in front of the main left field scoreboard to easily see video replays and other content without looking backward at the main video board. The auxiliary video board will measure approximately 28 feet high by 50 feet wide. Daktronics will also provide four backlit panels to recognize corporate sponsors (each approximately 14’ high by 24’ wide).
Content on each of the new LED displays will be controlled through the existing integrated Daktronics control system, which incorporates the company’s new Show Control system.
About the Minnesota Twins and Target Field
The Minnesota Twins, Major League Baseball’s reigning American League Central Division Champions, opened Target Field to rave reviews in April 2010. The Twins won 94 games during the 2010 season and went 53-28 in the new ballpark, drawing more than 3.2 million fans.
Target Field, one of America’s most urban ballparks, is located in the North Loop neighborhood and historic Warehouse district of downtown Minneapolis. The ballpark was designed by Populous architects with Mortenson Construction serving as construction manager. For more information on Target Field visit www.twinsbaseball.com/newballpark
Daktronics has strong leadership positions in, and is the world’s largest supplier of, large screen video displays, electronic scoreboards, computer-programmable displays, digital billboards, and control systems. The company excels in the control of large display systems, including those that require integration of multiple complex displays showing real-time information, graphics, animation and video. Daktronics designs, manufactures, markets and services display systems for customers around the world, in sport, business and transportation applications. For more information, visit the company’s World Wide Web site at: http://www.daktronics.com, e-mail the company at sales [at] daktronics.com, call (605) 692-0200 or toll-free (800) 325-8766 in the United States or write to the company at 331 32nd Ave. PO Box 5128 Brookings, S.D. 57006-5128.