The Diamond Vision Systems, a division of Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc., supplied three LED display systems for the U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox baseball team. The installation, which includes the main centerfield display with auxiliary boards in the left and right field, was unveiled on opening day at the ballpark on the 4th of April.
According to Diamond Vision, the centerfield display is unique among MLB stadiums. Measuring 18m high by 40m wide the display features a triangular top that is reminiscent of the scoreboard shape at the old Comiskey Park, the home of the Chicago White Sox from 1910 through 1990.
The display has a resolution of 4,096 pixels wide and 1,840 pixels high at its tallest point. The technology used is 10mm black package LED tiles from the XL-Series, which is described as delivering superior viewing angles, processing, image clarity, contrast, and brightness. The arena’s seven iconic pinwheels atop the centerfield display were also renovated with the Diamond Vision’s 16mm black package SMD technology, the company said.
“The video boards will bring a completely new energy to the fan experience at the ballpark,” - said Brooks Boyer, senior vice president of sales and marketing for the White Sox. “Each board allows us to bring fans up close to the action on the field through clear video as well as engage with the fans in the seats through social media and contests like never before. We’re just beginning to explore the avenues that the new technology and boards have created, giving us the flexibility to grow and enhance the changing game experience as we move forward.”
Supplementing the centerfield display are left, and right field HD boards. According to Diamond Vision, the boards feature the XL-Series 10mm LED technology and measure 8.9m high by 24m wide each. In total, three display systems are said to encompass over 1170 square meters of the digital display area. The video display system includes integration of a new scoring and control system for displaying synchronized high-definition video, animations, scoring and social media content across the various displays, the press release said.