The Buffalo Bisons (Class AAA; International League) are living large in 2011, as the team has contracted Daktronics to provide the largest video display in Minor League Baseball, some 33 feet high and 80 feet wide.
“The new BisonsTV HD board will bring an unparalleled level of entertainment and excitement to our great fans and position our organization for future success in the industry,” said Mike Buczkowski, Vice President/General Manager of the Bisons. “The Bisons owners, Bob and Mindy Rich, continue to show their dedication to providing the best sports entertainment experience in Western New York; a commitment that hasn’t wavered since the opening of this great ballpark in 1988.”
The state-of-the-art system at Coca-Cola Field will feature the latest Daktronics 15mm LED video technology with the capabilities to present live and recorded video images, colorful animation and vivid graphics. The display can show either full video images or windowed images with video, advertisements, statistical information and more.
“We appreciate the relationship that has grown through the years,” Scott Willson, Daktronics Sales, said. “The Bisons have always looked for ways to update their facility to provide the best in-game presentation for their fans.”
Daktronics and the Bisons have partnered since the opening of then-Pilot Field in 1988. The first scoreboard featured incandescent digits with team name message centers. It also included a color message center and was one of the first baseball facilities to integrate player stats with a digital display. In 1999, shortly after LED video technology was introduced, the Bisons added live video with a Daktronics 34mm LED video display measuring 19 feet high and 38 feet wide.
“Our strong working relationship with Daktronics has only been solidified over years of great support and high-quality products,” said Buczkowski. “It’s only appropriate that their new signature video board will find a home in a ballpark that has meant so much to the baseball industry over the past two-plus decades.”
Rendering courtesy of Daktronics.
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