The San Francisco Giants are making an upgrade to AT&T Park, where a new videoboard is being installed for 2019 and beyond.
In a major offseason project, the Giants are replacing the videoboard beyond the center field wall that was installed in 2007. Not only will the new display measure much larger than its predecessor, but the Giants estimate that it will give AT&T Park one of the largest videoboards in Major League Baseball.
Work to install the new Mitsubishi display is well underway, and will be complete when the Giants return to AT&T Park. More from the San Francisco Chronicle:
In a $10 million project, the most the Giants have spent on a single capital improvement since the park opened in 2000, the team is replacing its scoreboard in center field, which was state of the art when installed in 2007. The new one will cover 10,700 square feet, more than three times the surface area of the one it replaces.
The old Mitsubishi Diamond Vision board, which has been disassembled, was the fifth smallest and second oldest being used in the 30 major-league stadiums.
Bill Schlough, the Giants senior vice president in charge of the project, said the new board, also built by Mitsubishi, will be the third largest in the majors, behind Cleveland and Seattle, and the biggest at any California sports venue. Moreover, it will feature far more pixels and less space between them than the old one, making the image much bolder.
“It’s going to blow people away,” Schlough said.
The Giants will play a spring training game against the Oakland A’s at AT&T Park on March 25, and the display is scheduled to be operational by then. The team’s regular-season home opener will be played against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 5.
Rendering courtesy San Francisco Giants.