Reds Going HD in 2009

A source inside Great American Ballpark stadium scoreboard operations has told me that the Reds will be replacing some (possibly all) of the dot-matrix board in Great American Ballpark this off season. This would include the inning-by-inning scoring area as well as the trivia/fun facts area to the far left of the board.

Currently, equipment is being replaced inside the scoreboard control room in order to prepare for the upgrade.

It is not known at this time how much the upgrade will cost or what company will be doing the installation.  Over the past few seasons, various ballparks around MLB have been upgrading their scoreboards to bring a high-definition experience to fans.  The Kansas City Royals and the Washington Nationals being just a few of those teams.  The Milwukee Brewers will be adding a HD display in 2010 which is supposed to cost between $9 and $12 million.

Last year the Reds partnered with Scorepad.com’s STADIUMNet software to become the third MLB team that allows fans to see an in-game scorecard of each batter on the video screen. The San Franscisco Giants and Atlanta Braves also have this technology.

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