Ole Miss and Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will have a new look in 2016, thanks to some large new video displays.
The school announced Friday that it will have 11 new LED video displays on campus across seven sports and eight facilities this year, including four at the football team’s Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The video displays were purchased from Daktronics, a leading electronic scoreboard designer and manufacturer company.
“This project is a key part of improving the overall fan experience at multiple venues across our entire campus, and we’re excited to partner with Daktronics to make it happen,” Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork said in a statement. “We’re constantly striving to provide the best for our student-athletes and fans, and this new equipment is as dynamic and engaging as any in the country. We’re looking forward to the fall sports seasons kicking off to see everything in action.”
At Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, a total of 9,415 square feet of displays will appear throughout the stadium. In the north end zone, the new main display measures 48 feet high by 104.5 feet wide, while the south end zone will have two boards that are 30 feet high by 49 feet wide. A new ribbon display video board will be 3.5 feet high by 403 feet wide.
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, which has undergone major renovations this offseason ahead of the 2016 season, also will have 33 new large speakers, 302 JBL outdoor loudspeakers, 60 four-channel amplifiers and seven digital processers, among other work.
New video displays have also been or will be installed at Swayze Field for Ole Miss baseball, Ole Miss Softball Complex, Ole Miss Track & Field Complex, Ole Miss Soccer Stadium, The Pavilion for Ole Miss basketball, Gillom Sports Center for volleyball and Manning Center.
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