As part of its ongoing commitment to improving the in-venue experience for fans, Daytona International Speedway (DIS) recently began the installation of two new, larger video display boards in the infield. The new boards, each measuring 40 feet tall by 80 feet wide, will accompany the two existing infield video screens and collectively provide 8,470 square feet of viewing for fans in the new motorsports stadium. Additionally, DIS will upgrade the video board and viewing experience in the Sprint FANZONE.
The boards, placed using 3D modeling technology, will ensure an optimal viewing experience for fans. To hold the video boards in place, DIS will create a special structure measuring 80 feet tall by 80 feet wide.
Fans in the Sprint FANZONE will now enjoy a new screen measuring 20 feet tall by 40 feet wide. Additionally, the Alert Today Florida Main Stage will be relocated to create better views of the new board as well as improve access and flow throughout the area.
“We’re constantly looking at new offerings for our devoted fan base,” said Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III. “The video boards and Sprint FANZONE upgrades, combined with the amenities related to our $400 million DAYTONA Rising project, will ensure that our fans have the best experience in motorsports.”
Construction is scheduled to be completed by December 2015, in time for the debut of the DAYTONA Rising project in January 2016.
About Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway is the home of “The Great American Race” – the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup event garners most of the attention – as well as the largest audience in motorsports – the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe, thus earning it the title of “World Center of Racing.” In addition to eight major weekends of racing activity, rarely a week goes by that the Speedway grounds are not used for events that include civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.