Major and Minor League Baseball Teams Open 2012 Season with New Daktronics Displays and Systems3 min read
Daktronics, Inc. of Brookings, S.D., has produced new LED displays and systems for a number of Major League and Minor League Baseball teams that were up and running as the 2012 season began.
One of the landmark installations includes the new custom-designed, integrated scoring and video system that Daktronics designed and manufactured for the Miami Marlins at the newly completed Marlins Park which welcomed its fans to the home opener on April 4. The Daktronics system includes a unique high definition video display which is approximately 101 feet wide by 51 feet tall, multiple digital ribbon boards, a pitchers display, an out-of-town game display, ticket window displays, digital clocks and a control system including internet protocol television (IPTV) technology.
“We are pleased to work with Daktronics on both the large screen and IPTV systems for the New Marlins Ballpark,” said Claude Delorme, Executive Vice President of Ballpark Development. “Key features with the Daktronics system are the seamless integration of data into presentations and its ability to truly tie the LED and LCD technologies together as a single super system that provides an amazing fan experience and more value to corporate partners.”
Another notable installation is the display upgrade Daktronics provided to the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. On April 5, the Tigers fired up their new HD video display that Daktronics designed, manufactured and installed for the 2012 season. Measuring approximately 127 feet wide by 48 feet tall, the new display is one of the largest LED video displays in Major League Baseball. It is accompanied by an additional display measuring 100 feet wide by 5 feet tall to be used primarily for pitching statistics.
The Tigers look to enhance their game day experience each and every year, and fans this year are going to see a major enhancement behind left field. “The goal is to provide the best in-park atmosphere possible for the fans. The new HD video board and system integration is a significant upgrade to Comerica Park,” said Duane McLean, Tigers Executive Vice President, Business Operations.
Other Major League Baseball teams to receive LED display upgrades from Daktronics for the 2012 season include large digital ribbon boards for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies, and the Atlanta Braves are adding an auxiliary Daktronics video display at Turner Field.
Moving to the Minor Leagues, the Memphis Redbirds are turning on the largest HD video display in all of Minor League Baseball – an LED display that was manufactured and installed by Daktronics. The new display is five times larger than the previous display at the Redbirds home, AutoZone Park, and measures approximately 60 feet wide by 60 feet tall.
Minor League Baseball teams who have also received new Daktronics displays include the Louisville Bats, Montgomery Biscuits, Wilmington Blue Rocks, Schaumburg Boomers, Syracuse Chiefs, New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Jupiter Hammerheads (Roger Dean Stadium), Lehigh Valley IronPigs, St. Lucie Mets and Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.
Daktronics has strong leadership positions in, and is the world’s largest supplier of, large screen video displays, electronic scoreboards, computer-programmable displays, digital billboards, and control systems. The company excels in the control of large display systems, including those that require integration of multiple complex displays showing real-time information, graphics, animation and video. Daktronics designs, manufactures, markets and services display systems for customers around the world, in sport, business and transportation applications. For more information, visit the company’s World Wide Web site at: http://www.daktronics.com, e-mail the company at sales [at] daktronics.com, call (605) 692-0200 or toll-free (800) 325-8766 in the United States or write to the company at 331 32nd Ave. PO Box 5128 Brookings, S.D. 57006-5128.
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