The two-year Raymond James Stadium renovations are now underway, as crews were on hand yesterday at the home of the NFL‘s Tampa Bay Buccaneers to install new videoboards in preparation for the 2016 NFL season.
The new displays come from South Dakota-based Daktronics.
Two new main video displays, one towering over each end zone, will measure 60 feet high by 160 feet wide for 9,600 square feet each. Four tower displays will also be installed, one in each corner of the stadium, will measure approximately 61 feet high by 43 feet wide for 2,304 square feet each. The total display area of 28,416 square feet is third largest in professional football.
This installation also features four additional scoreboard displays – two above each main display – measuring approximately 7 feet high by 45 feet wide. Two ribbon displays, one on each sideline’s seating fascia, will each measure 6 feet high by 680 feet long. All six displays feature 15HD pixel layouts and provide the ability to supplement content on the main displays as well as highlight sponsors throughout events.
Additionally, two delay of game displays each measuring 7 feet high by 8 feet wide and featuring 15HD pixel layouts will be installed at the stadium to complete the integrated video and scoring super system.
“Daktronics is the industry leader in stadium scoreboard technology and these new video displays will completely change the game-day experience for all fans at Raymond James Stadium,” said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. “With over 39,000 square feet of LED display space and state-of-the-art video capabilities, we will greatly enhance the stadium viewing experience and bring our fans closer to the action on the field than ever before.”
“We’re looking forward to once again providing Raymond James Stadium with the latest in LED technology to create an entertainment destination for the Buccaneers and their fans,” said Daktronics CEO Reece Kurtenbach. “Continuing a partnership that dates back to 1998 speaks to our company’s longevity and commitment to providing our customers with high-quality, long-lasting video products. We’re excited to see these upgrades create a great home field atmosphere for the Bucs when football returns this fall.”
The two-year renovation plan also includes reconstructed suites, a new sound system and a new Hall of Fame Club for the 2016 season. The second phase of renovations – which will be completed in time for the team’s 2017 season – will include an extensive renovation of the east and west club lounges, expansions of the general concourses, construction of a team store, and other general fan enhancements.