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I-Cubs going high-def for 2015

New Iowa Cubs videoboard

The Iowa Cubs (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) are installing a new high-def scoreboard at Principal Park for the 2015 season, while upgrading their broadcast capabilities in the process.

The previous message board and videoboard were showing their age, so the upgrade was a logical one for team officials. From the Des Moines Register:

The 64-foot wide and 24-foot tall board will be located in the same structure in right field that is currently occupied by a message board, video board and advertising panels.

“For the size of our ballpark, it’s gigantic,” Iowa president and general manager Sam Bernabe said. “It’ll really have some great features and some great things that’ll enhance game experiences for fans.”

Bernabe said the board will be unique in minor-league baseball. The project, which includes new HD cameras and video production equipment, will cost around $1 million and is being manufactured by Daktronics.

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