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itsnotrequired
10-04-2007, 12:33 PM
The Kansas City Royals and Daktronics announced today that the world’s largest high definition (HD) light emitting diode (LED) video display will be installed at Kauffman Stadium prior to the start of the 2008 Major League Baseball season.

Daktronics HD-X LED technology will be installed in a huge outfield structure behind center field measuring more than 100 feet high by 85 feet wide, topped with the familiar Royals’ iconic golden crown. The LED display will contain more than 1800 full-color lines of resolution.

http://www.daktronics.com/images/whatsnew/Royals%20Crown%20Display_500.jpg

http://www.daktronics.com/dak_news.cfm?articleID=691

Looks like Erstad will be back on the team next season.:tongue:

thomas35forever
10-04-2007, 12:56 PM
At least the crown and design won't be replaced. That's one of the features I like about Kauffman Stadium.

skottyj242
10-04-2007, 01:02 PM
Great story, thanks for sharing.

Lip Man 1
10-04-2007, 01:13 PM
Notice who they were playing (and beating)?

:rolleyes:

Lip

chisoxmike
10-04-2007, 01:17 PM
Good, I can't be near anything that isn't HD.

itsnotrequired
10-04-2007, 01:37 PM
Good, I can't be near anything that isn't HD.

:rolling:

Fenway
10-04-2007, 01:45 PM
Daktronics does great work. I love the board in Cleveland
http://www.daktronics.com/profiles/CC04442.jpg
and if Kansas City is bigger than the board they built in Toronto...YIKES

http://www.daktronics.com/profiles/CC05165.jpg
the indoor board at the Garden is the best arena board I have seen
http://www.daktronics.com/profiles/CC06607.jpg

eriqjaffe
10-04-2007, 02:06 PM
The Royals could probably draw more people if they just showed movies on that big thing instead of playing baseball.

MrRoboto83
10-04-2007, 02:11 PM
The Cell needs a score board redo ASAP.

DSpivack
10-04-2007, 02:40 PM
I believe Atlanta has the biggest videoboard now....same company?

NardiWasHere
10-04-2007, 04:01 PM
and if Kansas City is bigger than the board they built in Toronto...YIKES

http://www.daktronics.com/profiles/CC05165.jpg


Skydome looks depressing as hell in that picture. Is this just me?

Also, when the Sox redid their jumbotron, wasn't it the biggest at the time?

downstairs
10-04-2007, 05:16 PM
Am I the only one that doesn't want to watch TV when at the game?

Really, put the scores and animations in yellow monochrome lights. All works the same.

mccoydp
10-04-2007, 06:07 PM
I was at Javy Vazquez's 11-3 drubbing of the Royals a few weeks ago.

I thought the scoreboard and video were big already...geez.

I would just like them to change the light bulbs in the crown before next season starts...a lot of them were burned out. :redneck

CLR01
10-04-2007, 09:20 PM
I was at Javy Vazquez's 11-3 drubbing of the Royals a few weeks ago.

I thought the scoreboard and video were big already...geez.

I would just like them to change the light bulbs in the crown before next season starts...a lot of them were burned out. :redneck


You would be burned out too if you had to sit through 81 Royals games.

itsnotrequired
10-04-2007, 09:37 PM
You would be burned out too if you had to sit through 81 Royals games.

So what's your take on Erstad being back for 2008?

getonbckthr
10-04-2007, 09:41 PM
Imagine if they applied that money to their team

Sockinchisox
10-04-2007, 09:42 PM
Am I the only one that doesn't want to watch TV when at the game?

Really, put the scores and animations in yellow monochrome lights. All works the same.

The kids like it, and the video packages are nice.

CLR01
10-04-2007, 09:49 PM
So what's your take on Erstad being back for 2008?

The results tell us that Erstad on the Sox is a winning combination. Look at the score on that scoreboard.

Frater Perdurabo
10-04-2007, 10:14 PM
The new Dallas Cowboys stadium will have twin video boards suspended from the roof support arches. They will stretch from one 20 yard line to the other 20 yard line: 60 yards (180 feet) wide.
:o:

itsnotrequired
10-04-2007, 10:17 PM
The results tell us that Erstad on the Sox is a winning combination. Look at the score on that scoreboard.

The game against the Royals pictured on the scoreboard is after the Sox had already clinched the division. I don't think anyone would have guessed Erstad could eclipse his 2000 season...

Red Barchetta
10-04-2007, 10:57 PM
That looks good. I also like the renderings/models of their renovation plans.

I read once how Reinsdorf always considered the Royals ballpark as one of his favorites and in many ways, modeled Comiskey II similar to this suburban design.

I'm glad they are renovating and not creating a new ballpark similar to the latest trends. Now, if they can only get another George Brett....

CLR01
10-04-2007, 11:17 PM
The game against the Royals pictured on the scoreboard is after the Sox had already clinched the division. I don't think anyone would have guessed Erstad could eclipse his 2000 season...

I wouldn't be against the Sox offering him the first billion dollar deal in MLB to lock him down for the rest of his career and beyond.

itsnotrequired
10-04-2007, 11:36 PM
I wouldn't be against the Sox offering him the first billion dollar deal in MLB to lock him down for the rest of his career and beyond.

Maybe they could set up a slot on his grave where they could keep depositing checks 100 years from now. The WS rings would go in a different slot, sort of a slot-within-a-slot.

mccoydp
10-04-2007, 11:39 PM
You would be burned out too if you had to sit through 81 Royals games.

Well played, well played. :D:

CLR01
10-05-2007, 08:44 AM
Maybe they could set up a slot on his grave where they could keep depositing checks 100 years from now. The WS rings would go in a different slot, sort of a slot-within-a-slot.


http://whitesoxinteractive.com/chisox716/ripped.jpg
"Wait so you're saying the hole...would have a hole? That's intense man."

Fenway
10-05-2007, 09:21 AM
I believe Atlanta has the biggest videoboard now....same company?

No Atlanta was done by Diamond Vision the same company that installed the board at USCF

http://www.diamond-vision.com/installations.asp (http://www.diamond-vision.com/installations.asp)

Arizona says they will have the biggest board next year

Future: In 2008, the Diamondbacks are adding a new high-definition scoreboard that will be 55 feet tall and 144 feet wide. The team says it will be the largest video scoreboard in professional sports.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/playoffs/2007-10-05-postseason-ballparks_N.htm

champagne030
10-05-2007, 10:55 AM
Imagine if they applied that money to their team

The Royals are not paying for it. The Kansas City Stadium Authority (or something close to that) is paying for $250M worth of upgrades over the next two seasons. That money is primarily funded by a sales tax increase in Jackson County, MO.

skobabe8
10-05-2007, 11:29 AM
http://www.baseballpilgrimages.com/national/turner.jpg

^^Atlant's newer board.

http://www.gearlog.com/images/19832.jpg (http://www.gearlog.com/images/19832.jpg)

^^University of Texas' new football board.
I thought I should mention that this picture was taken from the back of the OPPOSITE end zone. ACROSS THE FIELD. Thats how big this thing is. The whole thing is digital--even the ads. Its just one huge screen.

Fenway
10-05-2007, 01:39 PM
The Dolphins board is huge as well

http://www.daktronics.com/profiles/CC06027.jpg

The Red Sox have hired Daktronics for a new board in 2009 that is supposed to go the entire length of the bleachers

They just installed this outside last month
http://www.daktronics.com/profiles/DD1128011.jpg

Brian26
10-05-2007, 05:00 PM
It's amazing how much technology has advanced. I remember the Old Comiskey Diamondvision board in 1982 being touted as state of the art when it was installed, and it was a dot-matrix board on the right side and the left side a diamondvision screen (a fraction of the size of some of today's boards).

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/SAI/R401.jpg

harwar
10-06-2007, 08:53 AM
Am I the only one that doesn't want to watch TV when at the game? No,there is one other.

hsnterprize
10-06-2007, 09:30 AM
I can understand why some people "don't like watching TV" while watching a baseball game. Ultimately, it's what's happening between the lines that counts. However, we all know that baseball is more of an entertainment thing, and I don't mind the whole big screen thing. In fact, one of the things that drew me towards the White Sox in the first place was seeing that massive scoreboard in center field at Old Comiskey Park, with a big screen on one side and the scoreboard on the other. As a kid growing up in the 80's (I was 11 when the Sox clinched the A.L. West Division Title, and I remember that being a really fun night for me...but that's another story), I was drawn to the Sox partially because of the sights and sounds of Old Comiskey Park on TV during night games. As good as some of the 80's teams were, it was the lights, fireworks, and other stuff that initally got me interested. In short, if the Sox can set a trend in something like this, isn't it almost inevitiable that other teams would follow suit?

Personally, I'd like to see the left-field scoreboard at the Cell become a full-color, Daktroniks-made screen. In fact, I'd like to see the right field out-of-town board the same way. There's nothing wrong with it if it adds to the overall enjoyment of the park. We die-hard fans know it's what happens on the field that counts the most, but if something like a large screen or whatever adds to the pagentry of going to a game at a particular stadium, what's wrong with it? The problem is when a team places its reputation on the "niceities" of the stadium as to why you should attend a game instead of how the team is playing...like some place on the north side of Chicago that I won't mention.

Once all the renovations to Kauffman Stadium are complete, I think their place should be one of the nicer places in baseball. The fountains and such don't really thrill me all that much, however, their history with great teams in the 70's and 80's do. Still, if their renovations bring in more fans, then so be it. I just hope for the Royals sake the teams takes the revenue that comes from a new screen and other new attractions, and puts it towards improving their team. A large TV screen, new attractions around the field, and other niceties there will only take them so far.