DENVER (KKTV) - Imagine right now 784 60-inch televisions put together to form one massive screen. You won't have to imagine what that would look like when the Colorado Rockies kick off their 2018 season.
As part of the 25th anniversary season for the Rockies, there are several Coors Field improvement projects, including a new left-center field scoreboard. The club provided the following information in a statement Wednesday:
In partnership with Daktronics, the industry leader in large-format LED video displays and more, the Rockies will unveil a scoreboard that will measure 8,369 square feet, 258% larger than the current Coors Field scoreboard. Equivalent in display size to 784 60-inch televisions, the scoreboard will feature a total of 6.8 million LEDs. In addition to being more than two times larger than the current scoreboard, it will feature a uniquely Colorado Rockies shape: the top of the scoreboard will have the mountain cutout, reminiscent of the Club’s mountain logo.
“We are always looking for ways to ensure the fan experience at Coors Field continues to be one of the best in all of sports,” said Rockies Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Greg Feasel. “Among the other facility improvements this offseason, we feel the new scoreboard is a critical enhancement for our 25th Anniversary Season. Daktronics has been a great partner in the design and advanced technology, and we’re excited to present it to Rockies fans on Opening Day, 2018.”
“We’re excited to continue our long-standing relationship with the Colorado Rockies and Coors Field with these display upgrades,” said Daktronics President and CEO Reece Kurtenbach. “There’s a large amount of engineering involved to create these large video systems, including the support structure to withstand the outdoor elements. Our team is always ready for these types of challenges as we continue to enhance the fan experience for our customers.”