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Dodgers unveil plans for sharpest scoreboards in majors

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are installing the sharpest videoboards in the majors — a full high-def 1080p — in Dodger Stadium for the 2013 season, with the assistance of ANC Sports Enterprises.

They will be the first 10mm 1080p surface mount light-emitting diode (LED) displays in baseball. The new scoreboards will be in both right and left field and are designed in the historic hexagonal shape of the ballpark’s original DodgerVision scoreboard and will feature a total active viewing area of approximately 2488 square feet.

“ANC’s technologies, integration capabilities and game day services will help to keep our fans entertained and informed, while providing them a most memorable experience at every game at Dodger Stadium,” said Lon Rosen, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of the Dodgers. “Integrating high-definition video screens into the original hexagonal scoreboard shape will not only provide some of the most impressive visuals in sports, but also retain our classic ballpark feel.”

The new hexagonal shaped displays measure 77.69 feet wide with varying degrees of height. In the center, the video screens are approximately 38 feet high while the ends of the screens measure approximately 24 feet high.

“We are looking forward to working with the Los Angeles Dodgers, one of the most storied franchises in all of sports, to introduce a new enhanced game day baseball experience,” said Jerry Cifarelli, president and chief executive officer of ANC Sports. “ANC’s video displays, advanced operating system and proprietary scoring platform will provide Dodgers fans with an unprecedented visual presentation complete with the most in-depth statistical analysis available.”

The new scoreboard structures will also feature a 10mm LED strip measuring approximately 6’ high by 69’ wide beneath each video screen. Complementing the scoreboards, ANC is integrating two outfield video wall displays, each measuring approximately 6 feet high by 61 feet wide and an LED ribbon system along the club fascia that runs for 1121 feet. The entire display system will be capable of seamlessly transitioning between statistics, animated content, sponsor engagement and fan interaction. 

Through a multi-year partnership with the Dodgers, ANC will continue to provide creative services, game day operation and display system maintenance after the signage is fully integrated. Additionally, ANC will provide the Dodgers with a home plate and field level rotational system, including banner printing, installation and signage operation.

Image courtesy of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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