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Phillies upgrading scoreboard with HD display

Phillies upgrading scoreboard with HD display

Phillies upgrading scoreboard with HD display
PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies are in the midst of a $10 million upgrade to their scoreboard at Citizens Bank Park.

When it is completed, they will have the largest high-definition display in the National League, measuring 76 feet high, 97 feet wide and totaling 7,372 square feet. The Phillies partnered with Sony Electronics' System Solutions Group and Daktronics to upgrade the scoreboard in left field, which includes Daktronics' HD-15 video display.

The new display nearly triples the size of the previous display, which is being relocated to Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla.

"We're truly excited to bring the HD experience to our fans," Phillies director of broadcasting and video services Mark DiNardo said in a statement. "The new technology and dramatically larger image will bring our fans closer to the action than ever. Our unique partnership with Sony and Daktronics gives us the opportunity to transition the in-house broadcast, production and entertainment systems to high definition in one step."

The Phillies are upgrading their video components throughout the ballpark, including installing HD TVs in the suites and public areas.

The new scoreboard should be ready for the On-Deck Series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on March 29-30.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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