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Kauffman Stadium gets video board upgrade
With baseball in its offseason, the Kansas City Royals will install a large HD LED video display at Kauffman Stadium prior to the start of the 2008 MLB season.
The video board will use Daktronics HD-X LED technology and will be installed in a huge outfield structure behind center field that will measure more than 100ft by 85ft, and be topped with the familiar Royals’ iconic golden crown. The LED display will contain more than 1800 full-color lines of resolution with lines on 16mm spacing.
The 2008 season upgrade will also include Daktronics LED technology incorporated into the fence in left field, which will be used to display up-to-the-minute scores and information from other games in progress. The outfield fence display will measure approximately 8ft and 128ft.
Additional equipment will be installed prior to the start of the 2009 season. Two LED displays will be positioned on the fascia of the upper deck seating along right field and left field. These ribbon boards will measure approximately 4ft by 380ft. Also included will be two additional LED displays positioned in the outfield above the new restaurant/bar and above the new Hall of Fame. Fans near the Little K baseball field, and by the Taste of KC plaza area, will also be able to catch the action on Daktronics LED video displays.
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