The Detroit Tigers are spending a lot of money this offseason: Besides signing Prince Fielder, the team is also spending millions on one of the largest high-definition LED video displays in Major League Baseball.
Incorporated into the existing left-field structure, Daktronics will install a new state-of-the-art light emitting diode (LED) video display. Measuring approximately 48 feet high by 127 feet wide, the videoboard can operate as a single giant display or be divided into multiple zones (windows) to show a wide variety of statistics, information, graphics, animation and live and recorded video.
“Every year there are discussions with ownership to assess how to upgrade the ballpark and enhance the fan experience,” said Duane McLean, Tigers Executive Vice President, Business Operations. “The goal is to provide the best in-park atmosphere possible for the fans. The new HD video board and system integration is a significant upgrade to Comerica Park.”
An additional 5 foot high by nearly 100-foot-wide LED display will be positioned below the main video display to be used primarily for pitcher statistics.
Above the main video board, the most unique feature of the new system will be the Tigers script identification lettering populated with Daktronics freeform element product line. The puck-shaped elements will provide an architectural application that will integrate seamlessly with other LED displays.
Along the first and third baselines at Comerica Park, Daktronics will provide its ribbon-board displays mounted to the fascia. Each display will provide 75 feet of LED technology capable of showing game information, real-time team and player statistics, animation and cropped video clips to raise the crowd’s interest and enthusiasm level. These displays can also be used in a variety of creative ways to recognize and activate sponsors.
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