Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise the Philadelphia Phillies has announced plans to enhance the fan experience at Citizens Bank Park through the installation of a new giant video board.
The new ‘PhanaVision’ will make its debut in left field at Citizens Bank Park on Opening Day of the 2023 season.
When completed, the new structure will be 77% larger than the current Phillies display, which was installed when the ballpark opened in 2004, with an increase in size from 97-feet wide by 76-feet tall to 152-feet wide by 86-feet tall.
The new scoreboard will be 4K capable and HDR-ready, utilising nearly 11.6 million pixels with 10mm pixel spacing. The Phillies said fans will be able to experience better viewing angles and short distance viewing “like never before”, while static signage will be obsolete due to the complete digital transformation of the scoreboard.
The new scoreboard will weigh 116,298 pounds and be supported by 190 tonnes of structural steel. Installation, as well as removal of the existing display, will begin during the 2022 offseason. In addition, a modernised production control room will be built to support the enhanced system.
“We are adding a significant ‘wow’ factor to the ballpark experience,” said Phillies executive vice-president, David Buck. “From the scoreboard’s extraordinary technology to its sheer magnitude, our new PhanaVision will enhance our game day experience for our fans in 2023.”