Starting with the first game of the 2003 Green Bay Packers season, Packers fans will enjoy new and vastly improved video display scoreboards.
"We believe fans will be excited with the state-of-the-art technology of these scoreboards," said Packers President Bob Harlan. "They will be a great complement to all of the other amenities and improvements being made to Lambeau."
The two new scoreboard structures are the same height as the existing scoreboard but twice the width, measuring approximately 41 feet high by 162 feet wide. One will be located in the north end zone and the other in the south end zone. The scoreboards are being developed by Daktronics Inc. (Nasdaq - DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, which has extensive experience in large-screen, full color LED displays for professional sports venues.
Each scoreboard structure will feature:
- A ProStar(r) video display measuring 27 feet high by 48 feet wide
- Two incandescent lamp matrices for graphic displays
- Two scoring and statistics sections
- Two large backlit sponsor panels
- Four rotating advertising panels.
"Scoreboards are one of the most visible aspects of the game day experience," said Harlan. "The new displays will provide our fans with great, easy to see and read information and highlights throughout the game," he added.
'The existing scoreboard at Lambeau will be taken down at the end of this season and sold for parts, with proceeds going toward the renovation project," said Stu Zadra, of the Hammes Company, project manager of the Lambeau renovation. The 6 to 7 million-dollar total cost of the new scoreboards will not impact the overall project budget, as the money will come from a capital improvement fund established by the Stadium District Board and the Green Bay Packers.
The scoreboard manufacturer, Daktronics, has designed and produced more than 750 screens and scoreboards for sports facilities and other venues. Its scoreboards are featured at NFL facilities including: Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions; Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots; Giants Stadium; the Metrodome, Paul Brown Stadium, Cleveland Browns Stadium, Raymond James Stadium and FedEx Field.