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Rockies Adding New HD Video Board, Updating Speaker System At Coors Field In Offseason

The Coors Field video board in left field "will be replaced by a high-definition video component" this offseason after an agreement between the Rockies and the Metropolitan Baseball Stadium District, according to Nick Groke of the DENVER POST. The Rockies also will "install a new speaker sound system" at the ballpark. The club will "partner with Daktronics to install a large-format LED video display and scoreboard measuring 8,369 square feet -- about twice as large as the current Coors Field scoreboard." The board will be "uniquely shaped, with a mountain cutout atop the display." The current 10-year-old scoreboard "became outdated quickly, even for a team that prides itself on the classic feel" of its ballpark. The software that runs the board "nearly became incompatible with the board itself, especially as advanced statistics have become a fashionable part of following a baseball game as a fan." Rockies Owner Dick Monfort feels a new scoreboard was a "necessity to ensure Coors Field survives and thrives" (DENVER POST, 9/21).