Rice Selects Daktronics for Reckling Park Upgrade

Jan. 11, 2017

Original Reckling Park Video Board Installation Photo Gallery

by Chuck Pool (cpool@rice.edu) -

Rice University and Daktronics are partnering to bring a greatly enhanced video presentation to one of college baseball's iconic venues with the installation of a new 1,000 square foot LED video display at Reckling Park in Houston.

Installation of the new board, which ranks as one of the largest in college baseball, will replace the original video board which was installed at Reckling Park prior to the 2008 season and extends a partnership between Rice University and Daktronics that includes the debut of a new video display at Rice Stadium in September of 2016.

Since its opening in 2000, Reckling Park has consistently ranked among the college baseball's top venues as the Owls have averaged better than 3,000 fans per game and served as a host for NCAA postseason action 11 times.

"Our fans are important to us, and we are happy to enhance their experience with a new video board from Daktronics," said Rice University Director of Athletics Joe Karlgaard. "Thank you to the university, Judy Allen and Audrey Ley, and the RBI Club for making this critical investment in Reckling Park."

The new right field display will measure approximately 21.5 feet high by 47 feet wide and feature a 15HD pixel layout to provide crisp, clear imagery with wide angle visibility to every seat in Reckling Park. The display comes complete with protective netting and advertising panels to represent Rice's sponsors throughout events. The outgoing board at Reckling Park is approximately 17 feet high by 35 feet wide.

Capable of variable content zoning, the display can show one large image or can present viewers with multiple windows of content such as live video, instant replays, graphics and animations, special announcements, and other event information.

"Daktronics is grateful to continue our long-standing partnership with Rice University through this new project for Owls baseball at Reckling Park," said Dan Fjeldheim, Daktronics sales representative. "We're looking forward to expanding Rice's display inventory as they continue to raise the bar for the fan experience at live events on their campus."



Daktronics Creative Services will also be providing a content package of graphics and animations at the request of the university to bring the new display to life.

Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology features industry-leading environmental protection for a long lifetime with consistent performance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.

About Rice University
Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation's top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. Rice competes in 16 NCAA Division I sports and is a member of Conference USA. With 3,910 undergraduates and 2,809 graduate students, Rice's undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for best quality of life and for lots of race/class interaction by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger's Personal Finance. To read "What they're saying about Rice," go to AboutRiceUniversity.

About Daktronics
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 daktronics.com.



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