Colorado Rockies: 5 numbers to know about the new scoreboard

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 7: The Rockies scoreboard displays a commemorative graphic to congratulate Ichiro Suzuki #51 of the Miami Marlins on his 3,000th major league hit - a triple - in the seventh inning of a game at Coors Field on August 7, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 7: The Rockies scoreboard displays a commemorative graphic to congratulate Ichiro Suzuki #51 of the Miami Marlins on his 3,000th major league hit - a triple - in the seventh inning of a game at Coors Field on August 7, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
facebooktwitterreddit

On Wednesday afternoon, the Colorado Rockies gave us all a sneak peek of what the new scoreboard in left field will look like when the Rockies open the home part of their 2018 schedule against the Atlanta Braves on Friday, April 6.

We looked at the drawings and our first thought was, “Wow.” Check them out here. Then we dove into some of the numbers behind the scoreboard and were pretty darn impressed as well.

Here are the numbers you should know behind the new Coors Field scoreboard.

258 – This new scoreboard measures 258 percent larger than the scoreboard you last saw at Coors Field. It tops out at 8,369 feet, more than two times larger than its predecessor (you know, the one we have pictured at the top of this article). That’s equivalent to 784 60-inch televisions, all working in perfect harmony to show you the latest defensive gem from Nolan Arenado.

More from Rox Pile

6.8 million – That is how many LEDs will be featured in the new scoreboard. You know, at altitude, Coors Field is closer to space than any other Major League Baseball stadium. Haters of Coors Field are more than happy to point that out, right? So, warning, the bright lights may now blind an astronaut or two.

1 – Yep, Coors Field is the only stadium in all of baseball can boast the amazing mountain views with the sunsets that we all love to see from 20th and Blake. It will also be the only stadium with a mountain cutout on top of its scoreboard, beginning in 2018.

25 – It is all part of the 25th anniversary of the Rockies, a celebration that is sure to last all season and will hopefully result in another trip to the postseason. If that happens, it will be the first time in team history the team has made it to Rocktober in back-to-back campaigns.

Next: Chuck Nazty talks about his contract situation

30 – Don’t forget that this all comes after the Rockies signed a new 30-year lease to stay at Coors Field. It is part of what is being called “several significant Coors Field improvement projects.” Sound and speaker enhancements are said to be coming soon as part of these projects. If you love the video looks, just wait until you hear the sound. Or so we’re told.

facebooktwitterreddit