Video display and scoreboard specialist Daktronics has partnered with the Colorado Rockies to install a new LED display system at Coors Field, the Major League Baseball team’s home stadium.

Daktronics said the installation would be the fourth biggest in baseball, and 258 per cent larger than Coors Field’s current display.

The top edge of the display will feature a rock-shaped formation to reflect the Rockies’ logo.

Greg Feasel, the Rockies’ executive vice-president and chief operating officer, said: “We are always looking for ways to ensure the fan experience at Coors Field continues to be one of the best in all of sports.

“Among the other facility improvements this offseason, we feel the new scoreboard is a critical enhancement for our 25th anniversary season. Daktronics has been a great partner in the design and advanced technology, and we’re excited to present it to Rockies fans on Opening Day, 2018.”

The new main outfield video display will stand at approximately 59 feet high by 166.5 feet wide, and will feature a 13HD pixel layout. Including the rock formation, the display will feature more than 6.8 million LEDs.

According to Daktronics, it would take some 734 60-inch televisions to cover the entire display. The display will be able to show one large image or multiple different zones of content such as live video, instant replays, statistics, graphics and messages from sponsors. The display will also operate on less power.

Daktronics president and chief executive Reece Kurtenbach said: “We’re excited to continue our long-standing relationship with the Colorado Rockies and Coors Field with these display upgrades. There’s a large amount of engineering involved to create these large video systems, including the support structure to withstand the outdoor elements. Our team is always ready for these types of challenges as we continue to enhance the fan experience for our customers.”

The Rockies’ existing rock pile ribbon display in centre field will also be replaced, with the upgrade to measure nearly five feet high by 60 feet wide. Four LED ribbon displays will also be installed along the seating fascia.

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