The Portland Sea Dogs, the Double-A affiliate of the 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox, unveiled a new multimedia project at Hadlock Field on Wednesday. The project includes the addition of 17' X 53' high density video board in left-center field, a new 9.3' X 18.6' display board in right-center field, and a new marquee sign in front of the stadium.
The centerpiece of the project is a new state of the art high density 20 MM full color LED video board. The board measures 17' X 53' (901 square feet) and is three times larger than the previous video board. The board has the capabilities of displaying 28.1 trillion colors. The new board will be located in left-center field and will be used as the primary board featuring player head shots, videos, Red Sox highlights, and much more.
The old video board in right-center field has been replaced with a new state of the art high density 20 MM full color LED video board measuring 9.3' X 18.6'. The board will be used to feature updated statistical information on the current pitcher including a total of balls and strikes thrown and what type of pitch was most recently thrown.
The final piece of the project is a new stadium marquee sign, which is proudly held by the statue of Slugger the Sea Dog in front of the stadium. The new stadium marquee board is a state of the art high density 16 MM full color LED sign.
"Every year we try to add something to the ballpark that will enhance the fan experience," stated Sea Dogs Executive Vice President & General Manager Geoff Iacuessa. "These new video boards are sure to "Wow" our fans as the boards bring technological advances to the ballpark with crystal clear videos and graphics. We will be able to provide more information to fans than ever before."
All three boards were manufactured by the HuaHai Group and were installed by Sign Concepts of Maine. Both the video board and the pitch count board have been installed. The new stadium marquee sign is scheduled to be installed in the next few weeks.
The Sea Dogs old video board was installed in 2004 and measured 16' X 20'.
The Sea Dogs open the 2014 season on the road in Reading, Pennsylvania on April 3rd. The home opener is set for Thursday, April 10th at 6:00 PM against the New Britain Rock Cats. Tickets for the 2014 season are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling the Sea Dogs Ticket Office at 207-879-9500 or online at www.seadogs.com. Book your nine inning vacation!
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