The video display at new Yankee
Stadium will be approx. 4-times
as large as the one from The
House That Ruth Built.
When the new Yankee Stadium opens its doors April 2 with its annual team workout, the Yankees will also be unveiling what Mitsubishi Electric is saying is the most advanced, high-definition Diamond Vision display ever constructed in center field.
The Yankees and Mitsubishi Electric continue a longstanding agreement which began in 1983 when they installed one of the first Diamond Vision video displays in Major League Baseball at The House That Ruth Built. (Mitsubishi Electric was the first company to introduce large-scale video display boards for the 1980 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.)
The Yankees‚Äô new Diamond Vision display blasts 1080 resolution from more than eight million LEDs (light-emitting diodes) for replays, updates from around the league and messaging.
Measuring 100-feet wide and nearly 60-feet tall, the Diamond Vision is longer than the distance between the bases, delivering 5,925 square-feet of high-definition display area and using 8,601,600 LED lamps with exceptional viewing angles that provide sharp images visible from nearly every seat in the ballpark. (By comparison, the scoreboard at the previous Yankee Stadium measured 24.9-feet by 32.8-feet with 486,400 LED lamps.)
The Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision Display at Yankee Stadium, By the Numbers:
- ¬†Width: 100.79 feet
- ¬†Height: 58.79 feet
- ¬†Total Display Area: 5,925 square-feet
- ¬†Total LEDs: 8,601,600
- ¬†Pixel-Pitch: AVL-ODQ8 with 8mm dot pitch
- ¬†Video Source: 1080 HD
- ¬†Content Management: Mitsubishi Electric DSC2 Digital HD Display Controller
- ¬†Resolution: 1080 x 1920, plus an additional lower row of 48 pixels for messaging
- ¬†Installation Start Date: Summer 2008
- ¬†Installation Completion Date: March 2009
Source:¬† Mitsubishi Electric
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