|Bulls Install Digital Video Board|
The Durham Bulls are catching up with CBC’s high tech television stations. The ballpark began its own digital conversion on Saturday as a crane lowered the Bulls’ new centerfield video board into position.
|Daktronics begins installation on the bottom half of a new video board at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.|
The LED screen, a Daktronics ProStar video display, replaces the incandescent system that was installed when the Durham Bulls Athletic Park opened in 1995. The giant 13′ x 17′ video screen is similar to the dynamic new ribbon sign in the RBC Arena in Raleigh. The DBAP will now boast Big League video amenities such as instant replays, computer generated animations and candid fan close-ups with the addition of a new wireless camera.
|Installation of the bottom half of the video board nears completion and then the top is lowered to its place.|
The ball club is getting production help from the video pros at WRAL and WRAZ. TV5 Sports’ Ken Medlin, in Florida to cover Spring Training, interviewed Bulls players at the Devil Rays camp on Monday in St. Petersburg. The interviews will be used for video clips on the new LED screen throughout the season in Durham. At Fox50, Kevin Kolbe and Scott Reid are producing a variety of promotional elements to be played on the video board featuring the Fox50 brand.
The LED screen will premier – along with the 2004 Durham Bulls – on Wednesday, April 14th, 7:00, vs. the Toledo Mud Hens, the Triple A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers.
Thanks to DBBC’s George Habel for this capcom story & these capcom photos.