The University of Kentucky athletics department’s blog, Cat Scratches, has produced a list of the construction being done to team facilities. Included in those projects are a new track and field facility, a re-sodding of the football field, a new residence for Kentucky basketball players and a new soccer complex. However, the most exciting piece of news for Kentucky football fans stems from the additions to the video and audio infrastructure of the stadium. Measuring 37 feet high and 80 feet wide, Kentucky’s two new Daktronics video boards will be some of the largest in the country. That isn’t all though. The project changes will also include ribbon boards to update statistics and scores as well as new auditory production units to offer personalized sound to fans all over the stadium. The University of Kentucky has realized renderings for what one of the two video boards will look like.
Daktronics made perfect sense to be chosen to complete this job. The prestigious company is already the video board provider of UK baseball, soccer and of course, Rupp Arena. Daktronics has completed 14 projects in the city of Lexington alone, including Henry Clay High School, Dunbar High School and Keeneland. You can see the rest of the aforementioned release on CatScratches HERE.
The Lane Report also did a writeup on the big new additions and added a little more detail.
Daktronics will also provide a custom sound system to enhance Wildcats’ game days. The Sportsound(R) system will deliver pounding base energy, smooth mid and high range frequencies and high impact entertainment. Components include a main speaker cluster behind the end zone, under balcony speakers and concourse speakers so that each fan will be able to hear and enjoy all the sounds of the game.
You can find the rest of that writeup HERE.