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Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 27 August 2007 08:22

Arizona DiamondbacksThe Arizona Diamondbacks are preparing to install a new Jumbotron video display that when completed will be the largest high-definition display in all professional sports. As reported by the East Valley Tribune:

Atlanta currently has the largest HD video display in pro sports. It measures 71 feet, 4 inches by 78 feet, 8 inches.

The new board, which could cost in the neighborhood of $12 million, would replace the scoreboard that has been in place at Chase Field since it opened in 1998 as Bank One Ballpark.

Diamondbacks president Derrick Hall said that given that the current display is nearly ten years old, it’s time for the replacement.

Who will fund the new display? Reportedly, “the Maricopa County Stadium Authority with help from the Diamondbacks.” As to what percentages those two will invest in the new display, it has not yet been announced.

Maury Brown

Maury Brown is the founder and president of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football and The Biz of Basketball (The Biz of Hockey will be launching shortly). He is also a contributor to Baseball Prospectus.

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