MEMPHIS, TN - During the month of March, the Redbirds will have a new high-definition video board installed by Daktronics at AutoZone Park for the upcoming season. The new board will replace the electronic display in right field.
Daktronics is a world leader in providing large-screen video displays for sports and entertainment facilities. Founded in 1968, Daktronics has experienced significant growth over the past 41 years while its stable foundation remains built on their high standards.
The scoreboard will be the largest HD board in minor league baseball at 3600 square feet (60' X 60'). The current largest belongs to the Buffalo Bison, standing 80' x 33' (2640 square feet). The Redbirds video board also beats several of the NFL team boards installed by Daktronics. The board is made up of 1,440,000 pixels and weighs over 20 tons.
"AutoZone Park is considered by many to be the best minor league ballpark in the country, but this new video board is going to elevate us to another level. The new video display will be more than 5 times the size of our current video display, " said Redbirds General Manager, Ben Weiss. "The impact to the fan experience will be immediate. On field action replays, stadium promotions, fan cameras shots and sponsor recognition will truly be larger than life."
Renderings and installation updates will be posted on memphisredbirds.com, as well as on the Twitter (@memphisredbirds) and Facebook pages.
Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages the Memphis Redbirds, as well as nearly 100 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world's largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks. In a partnership with Disson Skating, Comcast-Spectacor annually produces eight nationally televised figure skating spectaculars on NBC-TV.
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