Daktronics HD Scoreboard in K.C. is Baseball’s Largest

In addition to the new HD scoreboard that will soon go into operation at the just-completed Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. (HD Notebook, March 5), another Major League Baseball venue, Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City, will unveil its CrownVision scoreboard soon as part of that facility’s major renovation project.

Daktronics the manufacturer, said Kaufman will now house the largest HD scoreboard in baseball. The 100-by-85-foot screen will be the rough equivalent of 1,600 34-inch HD sets (but many times more expensive). Besides the Royals’ 8,500-square foot screen, Daktronics is currently building a couple of other HD scoreboards for both New York teams’ two new fields (Yankee Stadium in the Bronx and the Mets’ Citi Field in Flushing) The company said it has now built scoreboards (not all HD) for nearly every Major League Baseball franchise.

Colleges are also jumping on the HD scoreboard bandwagon, as well. Last week, the University of Minnesota ordered a 108-by-48-foot scoreboard for TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, which is slated to be ready for the 2009 football season.