Talk about high-defiinition: Renderings of the new Colorado Rockies scoreboard at Coors Field were unveiled by the team, with the new video display twice as large as its predecessor.
Opening Day at Coors Field will feature a new scoreboard from Daktronics measuring 8,369 square feet, 258 percent larger than the former ballpark scoreboard. Equivalent in display size to 784 60-inch televisions, the scoreboard will feature a total of 6.8 million LEDs. In addition to being more than two times larger than the former scoreboard, it will have a uniquely Colorado Rockies shape, with the top of the scoreboard featuring a mountain cutout, reminiscent of the Club’s mountain logo. Related to the new scoreboard, the Rockies will be updating the technology in the control room to HD1080P; the control room operates the scoreboards, sound and in-game entertainment throughout the ballpark. Also, the next phase of ballpark speaker enhancements will be completed, focusing on the lower bowl of the ballpark.
This season will be other upgrades to Coors Field, including a new sound system and new ribbon boards in the bowl. In addition to the scoreboard and related components, other improvements to Coors Field will include continued renovation of the Club Level, including concession and bar spaces on the first and third-base sides, as well as a partial renovation of the home clubhouse. It will be a big year for the Rockies, as the team celebrates 25 years in Denver.
“We are always looking for ways to ensure the fan experience at Coors Field continues to be one of the best in all of sports,” said Rockies Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Greg Feasel when the ballpark updates were announced last fall. “Among the other facility improvements this offseason, we feel the new scoreboard is a critical enhancement for our 25th Anniversary Season. Daktronics has been a great partner in the design and advanced technology, and we’re excited to present it to Rockies fans on Opening Day, 2018.”
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