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Memphis, Montgomery planning ballpark upgrades for 2012

New Memphis scoreboard

Two high-profile facilities will see improvements in 2012: AutoZone Park will be the recipient of a new videoboard, while the Montgomery Biscuits (Class AA; Southern League) will unveil Riverwalk Stadium news next week.

The new scoreboard at the home of the Memphis Redbirds (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) will be the largest high-def board in minor-league baseball at 3,600 square feet (60’ X 60’). The current largest belongs to the Buffalo Bison (Class AAA; International League) standing 80’ x 33’ (2,640 square feet). The Redbirds video board also beats several of the NFL team boards installed by Daktronics. The board is made up of 1,440,000 pixels and weighs over 20 tons.

“AutoZone Park is considered by many to be the best minor-league ballpark in the country, but this new video board is going to elevate us to another level.  The new video display will be more than 5 times the size of our current video display, “ said Redbirds General Manager Ben Weiss. “The impact to the fan experience will be immediate. On-field action replays, stadium promotions, fan cameras shots and sponsor recognition will truly be larger than life.”

In Montgomery, the Biscuits have scheduled a press conference for Wednesday, Jan. 18, to announce upgrades for Riverwalk Stadium.


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