Named for the late Edward H. Lane and billed as the toughest place in college football for opponents to play by Rivals.com, Lane Stadium is not only one of the best playing surfaces in the nation, but also with the south end zone and west side additions, the Hokies compete in one of the best stadiums in the nation. Now entering its 48th season as an arena of collegiate football competition, Lane Stadium/Worsham Field has gone through numerous changes, renovations and additions, resulting in its current capacity of 65,632.
LED Display Details
The project, a collaboration of Panasonic, the world’s largest electronics manufacturer, and Lighthouse, the leader in LED display technology, features a main LED video display that measures 45.35 feet high by 95.75 feet wide, and is integrated with a new control system that allows layers of real-time video and audio to be instantly served along with game scores, statistics, news, animations, video, sponsor messages, and other information. With sports fans growing more informed and knowledgeable with every new technological breakthrough, Lighthouse’s premier SMD LED video systems enable venues to compete with – and best – the home experience.
“Lighthouse’s collaboration with Panasonic at Lane Stadium resulted in a fantastic LED display installation,” said Ed Whitaker, Lighthouse N.A.S.A. General Manager. “Game day at Lane Stadium this season is even better than before.”
Lane Stadium’s main LED video display is built with Lighthouse’s Impact 19 LED video panel. Lighthouse’s Impact series offers a large panel for quick installation, is IP65 rated, and provides front and rear access and easy-release IM structure for simple maintenance. The Impact series’ 16-bit processing technology heightens brightness levels, color contrast and image quality, making it ideal for indoor or outdoor venues with bright ambient light.“Lighthouse’s LED display technology, combined with Panasonic’s broad array of product technology and services, makes college football Saturday the best day of the week,” Whitaker added. “The project at Virginia Tech shows how our partnership with Panasonic can upgrade the fan experience at all levels of competition, from small-town minor league baseball to the NFL to the pinnacle of college football.”