By: Denver Broncos Email
By: Denver Broncos Email

DENVER - Colorado’s largest Independence Day celebration takes place at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Thursday, July 4th with the undefeated, 8-0 Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse taking on the New York Lizards starting at 7 PM. The celebration is sponsored by Arrow Electronics Inc.

A 360 degree, multi-media fireworks display produced by renown Zambelli Fireworks Internationale will take place with the official unveiling of the massive new video board at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

The third-largest video board in the National Football League for the 2013-14 season, the new high-definition LED video display measures 220’ long x 40’ high and is the centerpiece of an off-season $30 million dollar stadium improvement project that also includes two new HD video displays above the stadium’s north end zone, a nearly 1,500-foot-wide LED ribbon display along the club level façade, a new sound system and the installation of over 1,000 flat screen monitors in stadium concourses and other public spaces.

The more than 21 million LEDs in use through these displays were provided by Daktronics, a provider of visual communication systems based in Brookings, S.D. Daktronics leads the industry in the installation of LED video displays, among other visual communication technology. Its team, with more than 500 engineers on staff, has established Daktronics as the market-share leader in display solutions for professional and collegiate sports organizations. In addition to the Sports Authority Field, Daktronics has installed displays at Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies; Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, home of the Colorado Rapids; and several university stadiums across the Front Range, among others.

“As a global partner for more than 100,000 companies around the world that are creating innovative technology to improve all aspects of our life, Arrow is pleased to sponsor the Mile High 4th of July celebration when the new video boards are unveiled for the first time,” said Mike Long, chairman, president and CEO of Arrow, a Colorado-based company. “Given Daktronics is a long-time customer of Arrow, it is an honor to join in celebrating this significant enhancement for Colorado and fans of the Denver Outlaws and Denver Broncos.”

Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., Arrow is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. The company guides innovation forward by helping its customers to deliver new technologies, materials, ideas and electronics that impact the business community and consumers. Arrow estimates that it touches each person’s life 10 times each day through the mobile devices, business and entertainment solutions and other technology that pervade the modern world.

Tickets for the event are available through Ticketmaster or visiting the Sports Authority Field at Mile High ticket office.

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