01/16/2007 4:53 PM ET
AT&T Park to install 3200 square foot high-definition scoreboard
New Diamond vision display is the first 32x9 aspect ratio outdoor high definition scoreboard in North American professional sports
The Giants and AT&T announced today that they will install a new Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision scoreboard, to be unveiled to the public at the beginning of the 2007 baseball season.
Construction of what will be the highest quality outdoor scoreboard in the nation and one of the five largest scoreboards in baseball is currently underway and will be completed by the end of March. The board will stand 103' wide by 31' 6" high and feature a 32 by 9 aspect ratio for the main viewing area, capable of displaying side-by-side traditional high-definition images or one "giant" image. The board will also feature a four-foot high strip below the main board to accommodate text or graphics.
Additionally, the Giants and AT&T are renovating the existing scoreboard control room and replacing it with a state-of-the-art Sony control room to support the Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision Display.
"Thanks to the generous support of AT&T, Giants fans continue to be part of a select group to experience major league baseball with the most advanced technology available. We also look forward to showcasing these new ballpark features to the world during this year's All-Star Game in San Francisco," said Larry Baer, Giants executive vice president and chief operating officer.
In addition to the Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision, the Giants will also add 220 feet of ANC 25mm fascia boards to augment the 453 feet installed on the Club Level in 2006. These boards will replace the Barco single-color "line score" matrix boards and adjacent signage on the Club Level and the Barco single-color "pitch count" matrix boards and adjacent signage on the View Level. With these changes, AT&T Park will be one of just a few ballparks in Major League Baseball to feature 100 percent color LED.
"AT&T is excited about giving Giants fans an unmatched video experience at AT&T Park
and Bay Area consumers an unmatched video experience at home," said Melba Muscarolas, AT&T vice president and general manager for the San Francisco market area.
"During the upcoming season, we plan to demonstrate our innovative new services to AT&T Park visitors and why AT&T is the only communications and entertainment company the Bay Area will ever want."
Not only will the new boards enhance the fans' experience at AT&T Park, but also will help to reduce the park's peak power consumption by 76 percent.
"We are proud that the Giants selected Diamond Vision for their scoreboard," said Mark Foster, general manager of Mitsubishi Electric's Diamond Vision Systems. "AT&T Park is one of the finest sports venues in the nation, and this high-definition display will make the fan experience even more memorable."
Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision Facts & Figures
|Official Scoreboard Name: ||Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision AVL-OD10|
|Pixel-Pitch: ||20mm physical pixel-pitch (10mm virtual)|
|Dimensions: ||103' wide x 31'6" high|
|Aspect Ratio: ||32x9 for main viewing area with a 4' high strip below|
|Dots/Lighting Units: || 3,010,560 dots spread across 2,940 distinct lighting units|
|Weight: || 56,420 pounds|
|Peak Power Consumption: ||271 k W|
|Standard Configuration:|| 720p HD image with 832x1480 dot resolution above line score (128 dots high) flanked by AT&T branding|
|Other Outdoor Hi-Definition Displays in North American Professional Sports: ||Turner Field & Dolphin Stadium|