BROOKINGS, S.D. – Mar. 16, 2015 – As college basketball teams and fans around the country prepare for the biggest tournament of the year, Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, is preparing to provide event support to three venues hosting men’s basketball games while 12 of 14 host venues will use Daktronics equipment for the men’s tournament which starts on March 17. Daktronics technical experts will be on site at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, where the last four teams standing will compete on April 4 and the final two fight for the championship on April 6.
“We’re as excited for the basketball tournament as any other college sports fan,” said Daktronics Vice President of Live Events Jay Parker. “Knowing that our products and services have helped these venues give their fans the greatest experience possible gives us great pride in what we do every day. We look forward to the tournament tipping off as it showcases our technology from the first game through the championship game.”
From a services aspect, Daktronics will have a team of technical experts providing event support on site at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky; NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas; and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Illinois. These technical experts will be providing pre-event checks, on-going event support and overall technical assistance for every game played at these locations.
“Our team has been working with these three sites to prepare for the tournament over the past few weeks so that our customers are ready to go at game time,” said Daktronics Vice President of Services Sarah Rose. “The national attention to all of these games isn’t something that is new to our group as we continue to provide event support for the largest events in sports whether it be at the collegiate level or professional level.”
From March 17 through April 6, 58 total games will be held at the following venues with Daktronics equipment:
University of Dayton Arena
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
KFC Yum! Center
Time Warner Cable Arena
CenturyLink Center Omaha
Lucas Oil Stadium
Daktronics helps its customers to impact their audiences throughout the world with large-format LED video displays, message displays, scoreboards, digital billboards and control systems in sport, business and transportation applications. Founded in 1968 as a USA-based manufacturing company, Daktronics has grown into the world leader in audio-visual systems and implementation with offices around the globe. Discover more at www.daktronics.com.
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