The Milwaukee Brewers are installing a new true hi-def scoreboard for the 2011 season, replacing existing video and matrix boards.The Milwaukee Brewers unveiled designs and specifications for the new high-definition Miller Park scoreboard, which will be installed prior to the start of the 2011 regular season. The scoreboard is being designed, manufactured and installed by Daktronics.
The new videoboard features a single screen, pure high-definition display, and will be the third-largest scoreboard in Major League Baseball at 5,940 square feet. The only larger boards in Major League Baseball are Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium (8,900 square feet) and Phoenix's Chase Field (6,200 square feet).
The new video board will replace the existing 1,296-square-foot videoboard and the 2,432-square-foot matrix board.
In addition, the new video board will be just the third true 1080 display in baseball, and the fifth in existence in all major US sports venues. Other facilities featuring 1080 displays include Yankee Stadium (Yankees), Target Field (Twins), Cowboys Stadium (NFL Dallas Cowboys) and American Airlines Center (NBA Dallas Mavericks).
"When you factor in the overall size and resolution of the new display, we believe this will be the finest video board in Major League Baseball," said Brewers executive vice president of business operations Rick Schlesinger. "This is going to be a spectacular addition to the fan experience at Miller Park in 2011."
The current Miller Park video board features 133,624 pixels. The new high-definition display will have 2,358,720 pixels, giving it nearly 18 times better resolution.
The video display system will utilize Daktronics' newest 15 millimeter LED technology, featuring a tighter resolution and improved image quality, and will measure approximately 54 feet high by 110 feet wide. This technology and its control system allow for complete flexibility in programming. The video board 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.
"Quite simply, the difference in quality and scope from what we currently have at Miller Park will be staggering," Schlesinger said.
The Stadium's video and audio consultant, Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon and Williams is working with the Brewers and the Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District through all steps of the process in developing the new scoreboard. Mortenson Construction, a leader in sports facility construction and southeastern Wisconsin's largest builder, is serving as General Contractor for the project.
"We are thrilled to partner with the Brewers to deliver this state-of-the-art scoreboard to Miller Park and the community," said Andy Wiegman, construction executive for Mortenson Construction. "Our unique blend of sports facility construction combined with our experience completing similar projects across the nation will ensure the successful installation of this new high-definition video display."
The scoreboard project also will include renovations and upgrades to portions of the Miller Park sound system.
The new high-definition video display system will be completely integrated with the existing Club level Ribbon Board and Out of Town Scoreboards that were installed by Daktronics in 2006.
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