Rangers Announce Addition of New Video Board
Today the Texas Rangers announced that they will be adding a video board to the left field side of the Ballpark. This will come as a very welcome addition to the fans who love to sit in the All-You-Can-Eat seats as well as the lower home run porch in the shade.
The board is said to measure 34 feet high by 94 feet wide. The compare, the current main video board that sits atop the home run porch in right field, measures 42′ x 120′. In addition to this new board, the Rangers have also replaced the Coca-Cola matrix board in centerfield with a new LED video board as well. That board will measure 25′ x 29′.
This is from the Rangers website giving details to the centerfield and right field video boards:
Both the Home Run Porch and Centerfield video displays utilize Daktronics newest 15 millimeter LED technology, featuring tighter resolution and improved image quality. This technology and its control system allow for complete flexibility in programming. The video boards can operate as single giant displays or be divided into multiple zones (windows) to show a wide variety of statistics, information, graphics, animation, and live and recorded video.
The Daktronics Pro Star Video Display Board, which measures 12 feet high and 84 feet wide and replaced the manual scoreboard on the left field wall prior to the 2009 season, has been upgraded with HD technology. The three boards provide HD video capability to fans from any vantage point in Globe Life Park in Arlington. A large video board was also added in 2012 located in Vandergriff Plaza attached to the Hyundai Club.
The Rangers also announced that they will be replacing the foul poles for the first time ever. The poles currently in Globe Life Park were brought over from the old Arlington Stadium. The poles have cut up and a piece can be purchased for $100 at the Rangers Fan Fest being held on Saturday January 23rd at Globe Life Park. All proceeds will benefit the Texas Rangers Foundation.