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Fenway
01-20-2011, 09:06 PM
Shelf life of these boards getting shorter - Citizens opened in 2004

http://www.daktronics.com/Company/NewsReleases/Pages/PhiladelphiaPhillies.aspx

http://www.daktronics.com/SiteCollectionImages/LSV/News%20Releases/Phillies_topadsFULL.jpg

Even AAA Buffalo getting one

http://www.daktronics.com/SiteCollectionImages/LSV/News%20Releases/Buffalo-Bisons.jpg

http://www.daktronics.com/Company/NewsReleases/Pages/BuffaloBisons.aspx

TheOldRoman
01-20-2011, 11:25 PM
And yet, US Cellular Field has an older, undersized board which provides no information. I really wish the Sox would completely rebuild their main videoboard into a scoreboard and make it colossal and gaudy as the original board was. It is a shame that about a dozen teams have scoreboards bigger than USCF.

johnnyg83
01-20-2011, 11:30 PM
Theoretically, once you get an HD board your need to upgrade is gone unless technology beats HDTV. You can customize the board however you like

I say this about the Royals board (which is awesome), some of the replays look better on the board than they do in real life. And my seats are good.

ComiskeyBrewer
01-21-2011, 05:14 PM
Brewers are replacing their board with a new one as well. Seems like alot of the newer ballparks are doing it to keep up with the advances of the newer stadiums. I know the Brewers Owner has a section of money set aside specifically for this(has already added LCD Ribbons, and other things to keep the park feeling "new".) It's really something the Sox should look into doing.

Old One:

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g83/woogie22/mps4-1.jpg


New One:

http://images.yuku.com/image/jpeg/a03351d55b2a463153094bd20eacfcad5595aca.jpg

mrfourni
01-21-2011, 05:38 PM
The problem is the Sox' main competition in scoreboard technology is a little behind the times.

johnnyg83
01-21-2011, 05:53 PM
The problem is the Sox' main competition in scoreboard technology is a little behind the times.

That's no problem. We have the competitive advantage and we should squeeze it as much as possible.

chisoxfanatic
01-21-2011, 05:53 PM
I wish they'd put the ads from the CF board where the current inning-by-inning scoreboard is by the Fundamentals deck and just put a huge board that would cover the WHOLE CF board instead of having so much of its space go unused. Keep the pinwheels, though.

SOXSINCE'70
01-21-2011, 05:53 PM
The problem is the Sox' main competition in scoreboard technology is a little behind the times.

Ya' think?? :D:

Fenway
01-21-2011, 06:23 PM
They are putting in the steel supports for Fenway's new board now...

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs754.ash1/164522_1747219673011_1014362077_31976293_5750730_n .jpg

Couple of weeks ago Brooks said "No new boards are planned, we have to pay players."

I am wondering if the Sox are on the hook for the next board and not the stadium authority.

soxfanreggie
01-22-2011, 11:16 AM
I wonder if any minor league teams are getting the old boards. I can't think there is a huge demand outside of professional sports and maybe outside digital advertising for these types of boards.

Fenway
01-22-2011, 11:57 AM
I wonder if any minor league teams are getting the old boards. I can't think there is a huge demand outside of professional sports and maybe outside digital advertising for these types of boards.

The Fenway board being retired is going to AA Portland

The old Foxborough Stadium DiamondVision which was one of the first in 1983 wound up at a ballpark in Mexico.

ewokpelts
01-24-2011, 12:09 PM
brooks passed the buck to the state. and that it's NOT in thier forseeable future.

Fenway
01-24-2011, 12:16 PM
brooks passed the buck to the state. and that it's NOT in thier forseeable future.

Who gets the revenue from the boards? The team or the authority?

ewokpelts
01-24-2011, 12:20 PM
Who gets the revenue from the boards? The team or the authority?you KNOW that answer.

Foulke You
01-24-2011, 12:21 PM
I don't pretend to know how the Sox budget their money but if the choice was between a bigger HD screen or having Paulie, AJ, Adam Dunn, and Jesse Crain...then there is no choice at all. Kenny and Jerry keep saying they are "stretched beyond their limits" this season financially. I for one would rather have the team stretch the dollars out in the team payroll and simply live with the small HD board from 2003. If the team does well and goes deep in the playoffs, there will be plenty of dollars to spend on the HD video screen.

Fenway
01-24-2011, 12:34 PM
you KNOW that answer.

ya well

something is wrong when TRIPLE A PAWTCKET has a nicer board than the White Sox

http://www.projo.com/photos/20100408/wk0408_mccoy1_04-08-10_63I0NU6.jpg

I cued the video clip so you can see it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kKkfIMo4Gf4#t=95s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=7F40Ze3WPCo#t=103s

PKalltheway
01-24-2011, 12:38 PM
I don't pretend to know how the Sox budget their money but if the choice was between a bigger HD screen or having Paulie, AJ, Adam Dunn, and Jesse Crain...then there is no choice at all. Kenny and Jerry keep saying they are "stretched beyond their limits" this season financially. I for one would rather have the team stretch the dollars out in the team payroll and simply live with the small HD board from 2003. If the team does well and goes deep in the playoffs, there will be plenty of dollars to spend on the HD video screen.
:thumbsup: Agree with you 100%. I couldn't care less about a bigger HD board. Put a team on the field that can win another championship. Besides the ballpark already looks nice with the renovations done to it, I can live without a larger HD board.

soxfanreggie
01-25-2011, 10:11 PM
:thumbsup: Agree with you 100%. I couldn't care less about a bigger HD board. Put a team on the field that can win another championship. Besides the ballpark already looks nice with the renovations done to it, I can live without a larger HD board.

If we win the World Series, I could see us getting a new video board. Will someone email Brooks and see if Jerry would promise one if we do win? :D:

gregoriop
01-26-2011, 11:18 AM
We should get a 3D board...so we can watch the team in 3D.

Fenway
02-02-2011, 10:00 PM
Houston's new board has been installed

http://bizofbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5054:installation-completed-of-massive-video-board-at-astros-minute-maid-park&catid=41:faci

54 feet high x 124 feet wide

johnnyg83
02-02-2011, 10:14 PM
Houston's new board has been installed

http://bizofbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5054:installation-completed-of-massive-video-board-at-astros-minute-maid-park&catid=41:faci

54 feet high x 124 feet wide

Whoa that's huge.

I will say coming from Kauffman to the Cell there's a huge sense of being behind the times from a scoreboard standpoint. From a team standpoint ... not so much.

But yes, of course, if Brooks say we can only have a winning team or a new scoreboard I will take a winning team. But would I rather have a good scoreboard than the Fundamentals section?

Hitmen77
02-03-2011, 09:22 AM
Whoa that's huge.

I will say coming from Kauffman to the Cell there's a huge sense of being behind the times from a scoreboard standpoint. From a team standpoint ... not so much.

But yes, of course, if Brooks say we can only have a winning team or a new scoreboard I will take a winning team. But would I rather have a good scoreboard than the Fundamentals section?

The Fundamentals section was built 6 years ago. Getting rid of it now isn't going to get the Sox a new scoreboard. Plus a new CF scoreboard WAS added as part of the US Cellular naming rights renovations. It's just that it is already out of date.

Also, I would question why the Sox decided to build a new CF scoreboard in 2004 that has almost no information about the game in progress. They also added a ribbon board as part of the renovations and decided that it would be used entirely for ads and graphics and that zero % of it would include any game stats.

Even if such a new scoreboard-for-Fundamentals trade was possible, many people with kids would beg to differ with the notion there's not much use for the Fundamentals section .

Fenway
02-03-2011, 09:59 AM
The Sox board was installed for 2004

Board Model: AVL-OD12
Installed: 4/1/2003
Size: 8.4 x 16.0 m (711")

The Braves board was ONE year later

Board Model: AVL-OD10
Installed: 3/1/2005
Size: 21.76 x 24.0 m (1,275")

http://diamond-vision.com/index.asp


Now ANC Sports is using Diamond-Vision as a subcontractor - they put together the board at Cowboys Stadium.

http://www.ancsports.com/multimedia-gallery/

Daktronics has a lot of unhappy clients as the software for these boards is clunkly and freezes. Diamond-Vision makes a solid produce. The Patriots bought one of the first Diamond-Vision boards in 1982 and it looked fine until the stadium closed in 2001, and the Krafts sold it to baseball team in Mexico.

Fenway
02-03-2011, 11:53 AM
I thought the board at Cowboys Stadium was the biggest....

NOT EVEN CLOSE

http://sportsvideo.org/main/files/2010/01/Wide-View-Racecourse-300x225.jpghttp://sportsvideo.org/main/files/2010/01/Side-View-Racecourse-300x224.jpg

List of biggest boards
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_video_screens

The new Fenway board will be 38 X 100 flanked by 2 other boards 17 X 100 and 16 X 30

johnnyg83
02-03-2011, 12:00 PM
The Fundamentals section was built 6 years ago. Getting rid of it now isn't going to get the Sox a new scoreboard. Plus a new CF scoreboard WAS added as part of the US Cellular naming rights renovations. It's just that it is already out of date.

Also, I would question why the Sox decided to build a new CF scoreboard in 2004 that has almost no information about the game in progress. They also added a ribbon board as part of the renovations and decided that it would be used entirely for ads and graphics and that zero % of it would include any game stats.

Even if such a new scoreboard-for-Fundamentals trade was possible, many people with kids would beg to differ with the notion there's not much use for the Fundamentals section .

I never said get rid of the fundamentals section, I said I would have preferred a better scoreboard. And kids differ from my opinions on many issues, the use of hot sauce most notably.

Nellie_Fox
02-03-2011, 12:16 PM
Meh. I'm there for the ballgame, not to be entertained by the electronic toys. My only gripe with Target Field is that there is TOO MUCH bright, flashing electronics all over the place. Baseball games shouldn't look like a video-game arcade. :geezer: And, between innings, they switch the out-of-town scoreboard to ads. That's when I want to look to see how the other games are going.

mrfourni
02-03-2011, 12:32 PM
And, between innings, they switch the out-of-town scoreboard to ads. That's when I want to look to see how the other games are going.

They do that at USCF too.

Fenway
02-03-2011, 01:16 PM
We are now getting an idea of how the new Red Sox board will look

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs076.snc6/168643_1768637888453_1014362077_32012621_8206695_n .jpg

Video on the control room taking shape.....

http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=13103445&topic_id=8067844&c_id=bos

Fenway
02-11-2011, 06:42 PM
Taken 2-11-2011

New DiamondVision taking shape at Fenway
http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2011/02/11/fenway6__1297453154_3147.jpg
This screen is 38 feet high by 100 feet wide.

The existing Bank of America hitters and pitchers board will be turned into a video screen that is 17 feet high by 100 feet wide with a new illuminated Bank of America sign
http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2011/02/11/fenway10__1297453155_5721.jpg

Fenway
03-22-2011, 10:51 AM
New boards at Fenway are now up and running :smile:

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/199572_1846812322765_1014362077_32141168_7889983_n .jpg
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/197279_1846812602772_1014362077_32141169_942466_n. jpg

Chi White Sox :scratch:
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/189737_1846811882754_1014362077_32141167_7540730_n .jpg

soltrain21
03-22-2011, 11:08 AM
Every Sox game I went to last year it seemed a pretty good amount of the lights on the board were out anyway. The scoreboard at US Cellular sucks.

Max Power
03-22-2011, 02:00 PM
Also, I would question why the Sox decided to build a new CF scoreboard in 2004 that has almost no information about the game in progress. They also added a ribbon board as part of the renovations and decided that it would be used entirely for ads and graphics and that zero % of it would include any game stats.


This is my biggest gripe with the video boards at Comiskey. Sure, they're out of date, but even worse is they don't display much information about the game. The best board for stats is the out of town board, but they're crammed on their so small it can be hard to read from certain areas of the stadium. It would be great if they utilized some space on the ribbon boards for statistics.

Fenway
03-22-2011, 02:36 PM
This is my biggest gripe with the video boards at Comiskey. Sure, they're out of date, but even worse is they don't display much information about the game. The best board for stats is the out of town board, but they're crammed on their so small it can be hard to read from certain areas of the stadium. It would be great if they utilized some space on the ribbon boards for statistics.

The smaller board on the left will be batter-pitcher stats

http://ancsports.com/public/userfiles/images/project-spotlight/Fenway/ScoreboardsTimelineComposite1.jpg

I am not sure what the smaller board to the right will show yet...I have seen them testing out of town scores on it.

ewokpelts
03-22-2011, 05:41 PM
New boards at Fenway are now up and running :smile:



Chi White Sox :scratch:
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/189737_1846811882754_1014362077_32141167_7540730_n .jpgwhat is this sign? for the box office?

Fenway
03-22-2011, 05:48 PM
what is this sign? for the box office?

That is the main box office at Gate A

ewokpelts
03-23-2011, 08:31 AM
That is the main box office at Gate A
what's with the empty spaces? do they write how many tickets are left on it?

Fenway
03-23-2011, 09:05 AM
what's with the empty spaces? do they write how many tickets are left on it?

It is supposed to show what is left - they right now have ONE game in August with scattered seats - and some in September - everything else is GONE

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5212/5538804500_047858e3df_b.jpg

Fenway
04-10-2011, 09:32 AM
The new Fenway board is very nice

http://multimedia.heraldinteractive.com/images/20110407/6d11b7_040511gamedaysc12.jpg

http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2011/04/08/sox21__1302291666_0034.gif

soltrain21
04-10-2011, 10:08 AM
It is supposed to show what is left - they right now have ONE game in August with scattered seats - and some in September - everything else is GONE


I bet there will be plenty of tickets available in October.

Fenway
04-10-2011, 10:14 AM
I bet there will be plenty of tickets available in October.

The sellout streak is in jeopardy - Tampa Bay is coming in and there are a LOT of seats available....

Nellie_Fox
04-11-2011, 01:01 AM
The sellout streak is in jeopardy - Tampa Bay is coming in and there are a LOT of seats available....Wow, they're really jumping ship fast in Beantown!

PeteWard
04-11-2011, 02:27 AM
The sellout streak is in jeopardy - Tampa Bay is coming in and there are a LOT of seats available....

Yeah the big ESPN Monday Night Narrative Showdown: Former Sawx superstars Manny and Johnny return to Boston as two title contenders square off.

Well, Johnny will be there and he's bringing his .125 with him.

Fenway
04-16-2011, 05:10 PM
Yeah the big ESPN Monday Night Narrative Showdown: Former Sawx superstars Manny and Johnny return to Boston as two title contenders square off.

Well, Johnny will be there and he's bringing his .125 with him.

and of course homered on his first at-bat :?:

The Red Sox are doing something a little different with the board - the ad panels are the same as last year but now they are virtual instead of billboards. They can increase the size of the board as needed.

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/205166_1919228093114_1014362077_32210236_7648868_n .jpg
old board
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4050/4264372687_368201c280_z.jpg


Anybody with a TV production background will be amazed by the master control switcher for the board. WMAQ wishes they had something this nice.

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/207378_1919239773406_1014362077_32210238_6353684_n .jpg

shbart
04-19-2011, 01:58 PM
I count at least 46 monitor feeds....that is impressive!

downstairs
04-19-2011, 03:31 PM
Fenway:

Holy crap that's impressive. Love to see a photo when its actually working during a game.

Fenway
04-19-2011, 04:17 PM
Fenway:

Holy crap that's impressive. Love to see a photo when its actually working during a game.

I will take some next homestand....

We have come a long well from the PA announcer running the ball and strike lights :tongue:

Hitmen77
04-19-2011, 04:50 PM
Fenway:

Holy crap that's impressive. Love to see a photo when its actually working during a game.

Agreed. Damn, that's impressive.

I hate to say it, but our CF board looks badly outdated in comparison to scoreboards I've seen in person at some other parks and pictures of other new boards like the ones in Boston.

Not that it matters since the CF board at the Cell is dedicated mostly to Sox and player trivia and birthday greetings.

Nellie_Fox
04-19-2011, 05:06 PM
Agreed. Damn, that's impressive.

I hate to say it, but our CF board looks badly outdated in comparison to scoreboards I've seen in person at some other parks and pictures of other new boards like the ones in Boston.Personally, I think it's being way overdone at the newer parks. There's entirely too much bright lights and commercials going on all the various ribbon boards, auxiliary boards, etc. at Target Field, and I think it distracts from the appearance of the park and from the baseball experience.

Fenway
04-19-2011, 05:06 PM
Agreed. Damn, that's impressive.

I hate to say it, but our CF board looks badly outdated in comparison to scoreboards I've seen in person at some other parks and pictures of other new boards like the ones in Boston.

Not that it matters since the CF board at the Cell is dedicated mostly to Sox and player trivia and birthday greetings.

The biggest test for these boards is how do they look in direct sunlight.....
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/217672_1925387007083_1014362077_32221684_2506408_n .jpg
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/222111_1925386807078_1014362077_32221683_3976070_n .jpg

You can't get much better than that.

Bob Roarman
04-19-2011, 05:24 PM
Commercials and advertisements are always going to have a place in ballparks, so if you aren't used to it by now, you're never going to get used to it. If anything, those screens are better because, like Fenway said, the ads are virtual too, and can be re-sized when needed. Those pics with no ads on the screen, and the smaller Bank of America one showing the pitcher and the player at bat were awesome. It's not adding more clutter, it's streamlining it. Personally I think a plethora of empty seats distracts from the appearance of a ballpark and the "baseball experience" more than billboards and ads.

Fenway
04-19-2011, 05:29 PM
Personally, I think it's being way overdone at the newer parks. There's entirely too much bright lights and commercials going on all the various ribbon boards, auxiliary boards, etc. at Target Field, and I think it distracts from the appearance of the park and from the baseball experience.

The Yankees would never do that :tongue:

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downstairs
04-19-2011, 06:17 PM
I will take some next homestand....

We have come a long well from the PA announcer running the ball and strike lights :tongue:

Cool... I've always wanted to see the inside of the areas that run the park and TV.

Nellie_Fox
04-20-2011, 01:04 AM
Commercials and advertisements are always going to have a place in ballparks, so if you aren't used to it by now, you're never going to get used to it. If anything, those screens are better because, like Fenway said, the ads are virtual too, and can be re-sized when needed. Those pics with no ads on the screen, and the smaller Bank of America one showing the pitcher and the player at bat were awesome. It's not adding more clutter, it's streamlining it. Personally I think a plethora of empty seats distracts from the appearance of a ballpark and the "baseball experience" more than billboards and ads.I wasn't referring especially to the Fenway picture. That doesn't look bad. I specifically referred to the overwhelming electronics that are becoming the rage, and used Target Field as an example. If you think this looks good, you and I have an entirely different sensibility.

http://nopepperplaying.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/target-field-trees.jpg