Home Of NFL’s Colts Gets LED Display Upgrade; Big Bump In Replay Screen Clarity
August 25, 2022 by Dave Haynes
Daktronics has a new competitor chasing the business for super-large LED displays in pro sports venues, with SNA Displays winning a deal to kit out with mega-screens the upgraded home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts.
SNA, the US-operated wing of Chinese manufacturer Sansi, has supplied a pair of 53 feet high by 93 feet wide 10mm LED displays in the northwest and southeast corners of Lucas Oil Stadium. The screens replace units that had 16mm and 23mm pixel pitches, which will mean a dramatic improvement in clarity.
The stadium is adding some 2,300 linear feet of LED ribbon displays around the seating bowl. SNA is also providing scoring/timing equipment, and fiber infrastructure. In total, the new Lucas Oil Stadium LED display network will feature almost 20,000 square feet of LED signage and process 21.4 million pixels.
The video output on the big fellas in the corners will be 1080p, upgraded from 720p used for the system being replaced. The content will all come out of a control room kitted out with Ross Video technology.
Daktronics has done many of the largest and most iconic LED displays in pro sports, like the halo at Atlanta’s NFL stadium. But it got competition recently from Samsung, which supplied the Infinity halo display at LA’s SoFi Stadium.
SNA has more of a reputation for fine pitch indoor displays and big outdoor marquees in settings like Times Square, but SNA’s Dennis Hickey hinted in a recent podcast that his company was getting into pro sports …