Clemson goes digital with Daktronics video system

Clemson University has commissioned to design, manufacture and install a new visualization system for the renovated Littlejohn Coliseum sports facility. The system consisting of multiple LED displays will bring in over 270 square meters of video display space to the Coliseum, the press release said.

With the capacity of 10,325 seats, the Littlejohn Coliseum is a multi-purpose arena in Clemson, South Carolina, United States. It is home to the Clemson University Tigers men's and women's basketball teams. The arena is owned and operated by Clemson University and hosts more than 150 events per year including concerts, trade shows, galas, and sporting events.

The key element of the project will be a custom-made centerpiece consisting of six displays with 6mm pixel layout. With four displays featuring an outward curvature, the 139 square meters’ configuration is described as one of the largest in college venue. Two angled underside displays will be installed underneath the system to provide better viewing for courtside seats.

The video system will feature a variable content zoning for flexible content displaying either as one large image or sectioned into multiple windows.

The Coliseum will be surrounded with a total of 16 vomitory displays, with three located on each side of the arena and four super vomitory displays located in each corner of the arena. Supplementing the installation will be a club level ribbon display of 1m high by 21m long. All the displays will feature 15mm line spacing.

Also, within the seating bowl will be seven LED scorer’s tables. These can be configured in any formation to provide additional game and player information as well as sponsorship opportunities. Moreover, four stanchion displays will be installed on basket supports to provide additional display space for sponsorships. All these displays will feature 10mm line spacing.

In addition to this, two 6mm video displays will be installed in the concourse to welcome fans to the Coliseum.

The project also includes two custom fixed-digit scoreboards, two practice facility fixed-digit scoreboards and shot clocks throughout the facility. Daktronics Creative Services will also be providing digital content as part of the agreement.

The center-hung configuration is scheduled for installation in April and the other displays in August to be ready for tip-off this fall, the press release said. The project extends a longtime partnership that includes the first LED video installation by Daktronics for Clemson football in 1997.

Tags: Daktronics, Sports Facilities, Center-hung LED system