Another ballpark videoboard upgrade to report: the Texas Rangers are adding a new LED videoboard to Globe Life Park under some interesting circumstances: the board will be in direct sunlight, so brightness is an important factor.
The new videoboard comes from Brookings, S.D.-based Daktronics.
“We owe Texas Rangers fans nothing but the best fan experience when they visit Globe Life Park in Arlington,” said Chuck Morgan, Texas Rangers executive vice president of ballpark entertainment and productions. “The addition of a new Daktronics HD-quality video board in left field falls right in line with our ownership’s commitment to having the best ballpark experience for our fans. Just as the Globe Life Park upgrades have done in previous years, the addition of this video board will add to the in-stadium experience and create a unique atmosphere that you cannot get at home.”
The unique situation at Globe Life Park’s left field display location requires a product with superior brightness to combat the direct sunlight it receives on a daily basis. The new Daktronics’ display being installed is capable of 11,000 NITs of brightness to cut through the direct sunlight in this environment.
The display will measure approximately 34 feet high by 94 feet wide and will feature a 15HD pixel layout for high image clarity and contrast with environmental protection. It provides wide angle visibility to appeal to every seat in the ballpark.
“Daktronics is grateful for the opportunity to continue our long-standing relationship with the Texas Rangers and Globe Life Park,” said Daktronics Vice President of Live Events Jay Parker. “With the installation of our high brightness product in left field, all Rangers fans in the stadium will have a view of the action on a video display. We look forward to seeing the display in action for the 2016 season and beyond.”
In 2011, Daktronics installed the display at the home-run porch in right field and integrated a digital IPTV network. For more information on the previous installation, view this news release. These products were added to the outfield fence and fascia displays installed by Daktronics in 2009, which upgrade previous installations from 2003 and years prior.