Phils going HD
January 19, 2011
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Thanks to 700 Level for the picture. Click to view larger.
UPDATE: The guys at the 700 Level got a hold of what the new scoreboard is going to look like. Along with David Murphy’s story, here are some more facts about the new scoreboard, which looks very sharp indeed.
- The scoreboard will be a $10 million upgrade. Kiss Joe Blanton goodbye.
- It will be the largest in the NL when completed and will measure 76 feet high and 97 feet wide. Yea, it will still be cooler than Jerry Jones’ over-sized tacky piece of crap in Dallas.
- It will nearly triple the size of the previous video display screen. That means we can get all of Blanton’s body on the scoreboard, that is if he’s a Phillies in 2011 (Get it? A fat guy just made a fat joke!).
- The original board will be moved to Bright House Field in Clearwater, FL where the Phils hold spring training. I guess it’s the closest some of these minor leaguers will get to being on the Phils scoreboard.
- The display could feature 49 life-size Phillie Phanatics standing next to and on top of each other. That’s still not enough Phanatics.
- Weight: approximately 84,420 lbs. (42.2 tons or three C.C. Sabathia’s and two Prince Fielders).
- Approximately 32,363 feet (6.1 miles) of wiring will deliver power and data to the new display. Yea I can’t think of anything funny to say to this but that’s a helluva lot of wiring.
Jan 11: Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer tweeted last night that the Phillies are installing a new Hi-Definition score board, replacing the old LCD one that’s been up since the Park opened in 2004.
The scoreboard is supposedly going to be a little bigger than the previous one as well.