The Rugby World Cup 2015 will deliver a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle to fans across England and Wales. Thirteen of the UK’s most impressive stadiums all meeting international event standards have been selected as match venues with almost half of those exercising integrated LED video display systems designed, manufactured and installed by Daktronics.
Twickenham Stadium, the Home of England Rugby, stands as the host venue for the event with the prestigious moments such as the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony, the Semi-finals and the final match, amongst others, all playing out here.
Setting the highest standards for the rugby experience in London, Twickenham Stadium features four Daktronics LED video displays. Two large displays measuring 167 square metres and featuring a 13HD pixel layout are supported by a further two 8.82 square metre displays with 10 millimetre line spaced SMD LEDs. The screens can display one large image to highlight live video and instant replay, or divided into multiple sections for a variety of statistics, game information, graphics, animations and sponsor advertising.
The other match venues in London are England’s national football stadium, Wembley Stadium and The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. These too deploy impressive visual solutions designed, manufactured and installed by Daktronics – the global market share leader in the large-scale display video industry.
The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park installed two large curved LED video displays in time for the Rugby World Cup, each measuring 8 metres high by 26.7 metres wide to provide a combined display space of more than 420 square metres with a 15HD pixel layout for excellent image clarity and contrast with wide viewing angles. Every stadium seat is ensured a great view of the displays, with their variable content zoning to show one large image or multiple separate zones.
Wembley Stadium’s display system includes two main video displays with the curved aspect unique to Daktronics, and a ribbon display circling the entire interior of the stadium along the seating area. The two main LED video displays each measure 8.15 metres high by 23.88 meters wide, providing a combined display space of 382 square metres with 15HD pixel layout. The 20mm resolution ribbon display measures 0.75 metres by 612 metres in circumference.
Wembley Stadium, however, starts to inform and entertain its customers and sports fans long before they enter the stadium. Three large LED video displays welcome fans as they arrive to walk up to the stadium entrance. The main screen, measuring 7.69 metres high by 59.56 metres wide is flanked by a further two displays each measuring 11.48 metres high by 19.96 metres wide.
Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium has also entrusted the efficiency, clarity and longevity of its installed display systems to market leader Daktronics. Two large LED video displays, one at either end of the playing pitch, measure 6.94metres high by 15.72 metres wide, providing 109 square metres of variable content zoned space.
Last but not least, Brighton Community Stadium is an architecturally pleasing venue where attention to detail was carried through to the end. It also boasts two LED displays with 15HD resolution. The displays located at both ends of the pitch provide a combined space total of 83 square metres.
Commenting on the impressive presence of Daktronics displays at the Rugby World Cup 2015, Daktronics Regional Manager Ewan Prentice, said “We are all very proud and thankful at Daktronics to all the stadiums for trusting and supporting Daktronics in what we do., I feel it speaks volumes of who we are and what we believe in. I’m very proud to have been involved in each installation, as every venue took on a new challenge. Each venue trusted Daktronics to help guide them through the process, focusing on embracing the very latest innovations in technology with the goal of enhancing the game day experience for all involved.”