Burst Scores Contract for Video Production System for Big Screen Display at Dick's Sporting Goods Park

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Kroenke Sports Enterprises (KSE) recently selected Burst for the design and build of the video production system for the big screen display at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado, located nine miles northwest of Downtown Denver

Kroenke Sports Enterprises (KSE) recently selected Burst for the design and build of the video production system for the big screen display at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado, located nine miles northwest of Downtown Denver.

With 24 full-sized lighted outdoor fields and an 18,000-seat outdoor stadium, Dick's Sporting Goods Park will be the largest soccer sports complex in the world when it opens this spring. The sports park will house the MLS Rapids starting next season and will also serve as the official home of Colorado Youth Soccer and NDP Lacrosse.

Working in partnership with KSE, Turner Construction and Empowercom Inc., Burst will manage the engineering, design, equipment procurement and installation of equipment in the video production room at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, which is owned and operated by KSE.

The design will meet the present and future needs of the video production system for the stadium screen and other stadium video needs. Burst's flexible system design accommodates various staffing requirements for events of differing sizes.

"We were pleased that Burst came forward and created a design on such a short timeline that is flexible and functional. Burst has been exceptional in dealing with the accelerated time issues," says Alan Schroeder, Manager of Arena Technology at Denver's Pepsi Center. Schroeder is also responsible for technology at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

The project will be completed in early April, just in time for the April 7 inaugural match, Rapids vs. DC United.

"Burst is happy to have the opportunity to work with Kroenke Sports in designing and building an effective, functional, reliable video production system for a state of the art MLS stadium," says Doug Houston, VP of Systems Integration. "We are confident in our abilities to provide a system that meets the operational capabilities of one or more operators and will meet the demands of today and the eventual growth of tomorrow."

About Dick's Sporting Goods: Pittsburgh-based Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sporting goods retailer offering a broad assortment of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel, and footwear in a specialty store environment. As of July 29, 2006 the company operated 268 stores in 34 states primarily throughout the eastern half of the U.S.

About Kroenke Sports Enterprises: Denver-based KSE is the Rocky Mountain West's premier provider of live and broadcast sports and entertainment. KSE owns and operates the NBA Denver Nuggets, NHL Colorado Avalanche, NLL Colorado Mammoth and MLS Colorado Rapids. KSE owns a number of Denver-area venues including the Pepsi Center arena, downtown Denver's historic Paramount Theatre and CityLights Pavilion. The Altitude Sports & Entertainment regional sports network is owned by KSE as is the Opera Shop theatrical lighting and design group and Altitude Profit Consulting retail division. Kroenke Sports is also a partner in the AFL Colorado Crush.

About Burst: Burst designs, engineers and installs creative, integrated systems for video, broadcast technologies. Burst specializes in bundled solutions to complex projects, from hardware and software, to installation and training. Owned and managed by Kirk Basefsky and Robin Heywood since 1991, Burst is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with satellite offices located in California, Kansas, New Mexico, Texas and Utah.

For more information, contact via e-mail or call Doug Houston at 303-858-9818.

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