Nippert Stadium is receiving a major technology upgrade, as the University of Cincinnati is installing a new videoboard for the 2017 season.
Nearly four times larger than the size of the existing active video display area, the new end zone display from Daktronics measures 31 feet high by 114 feet wide. The display is the same quality and model installed by the Cincinnati Reds in right field of Great American Ball Park prior to the 2015 MLB All-Star Game. It features a 13HD pixel layout for excellent image clarity, contrast, wide-angle visibility to ensure a great view from any seat within Nippert Stadium and industry-leading environmental protection.
Nippert Stadium’s current standard-definition videoboard was installed in 2005.
“The new videoboard is a great enhancement to Nippert Stadium,” Head Coach Luke Fickell said. “UC is committed to giving its great fans the best gameday experience possible. It gives us the ability to impact fans, recruits and visitors to campus all year long. I am excited to see construction get started this month.”
The display will be capable of variable content zoning, which allows it to show one large image or multiple different zones to show any combination of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, game-day graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.
The videoboard will be installed this summer prior to the season-opening football game against Austin Peay on August 31.
The project was made possible by a gift from longtime UC supporters Carl and Martha Lindner. Longtime multimedia rights holder IMG College also contributed to the project.
Additional enhancements to the in-game experience at Nippert Stadium will be announced as they are finalized.
Rendering courtesy University of Cincinnati.