Colorado Rockies FIRST LOOK: Coors Field’s new massive scoreboard
DENVER – The Colorado Rockies built a scoreboard that’s as grand as the Rocky Mountains. It’s just as beautiful too.
The screen measures 8,369 square feet. That is 258 percent larger than the board it replaced. The scoreboard is the equivalent of Pikes Peak … and looks like it too. The top portion looks like the Rockies logo as mountain peaks appear to cut out of the top.
Daktronics built the scoreboard which is the like the size of 784 60-inch televisions. It features 6.8 million LEDs. Below is the rendering the Rockies released earlier this winter, which details what the scoreboard should look like turned on.
The left-center field scoreboard is the main addition this offseason to Coors Field, in this, the club’s 25th anniversary season.
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The Rockies have made improvements to Coors Field many times in the past few years, adding bars, the Rooftop, renovating the club level and much more.
There were several significant Coors Field improvement projects this winter, all of which were voted on and approved Sept. 20, 2017, by the Denver Metropolitan Major League Baseball Stadium District and funded by the Club as part of its new 30-year lease agreement which was signed last year.
We at Rox Pile were tipped off with a photo and a first look at it on Wednesday. The photo below shows the scoreboard from the first base side of Coors Field.
A quick search of Twitter finds that user Steve Lang took a photo a few days ago as well. This photo from right below the concourse at Coors Field from right behind home plate.
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The Colorado Rockies open their season tomorrow in Arizona where Jon Gray will once again face the Diamondbacks. The club returns to Coors Field to open their home slate on Friday, April 6 where they will face the Atlanta Braves. The Rockies look to build off a 2017 playoff appearance, which was their first in nearly a decade.