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The Miller Park Scoreboard is Now Online

We get a lot of questions from fans here in the Media Relations Department.  Some are more common than others, but one of the more common questions we receive is about the Brewers scoreboard.

“I saw myself on the scoreboard during the game the other day, can I get a copy of that clip?”

Luckily, with the technology of our new high-definition scoreboard and the support of MLBAM, now you can.

The Brewers recently opened up a page on their website, brewers.com/bigscreen, where the in-game scoreboard feed is provided.

Did you participate in an in-game contest?  Was your birthday on the scoreboard?  Did you see your homemade sign on the screen?  Did your neighbor sing the National Anthem? Maybe your son was the “Play Ball” kid.  Whatever the case, these clips will all be available online.

Currently, videos are available from the June 29th game through the most recent game, September 16. Videos from earlier in 2012 will be added soon and all games moving forward will also be added.

You can share the video online with friends and family and embed the video on your site.  You can also purchase a DVD of the clip for $40.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

New Video Board and TV Spots Debut at Miller Park

Today was an exciting day at Miller Park as we debuted both our new video board and TV spots at a media event this afternoon.

The scoreboard was designed, manufactured and installed by Daktronics, Inc. The new video board features a single screen, true 1080 display and is the fourth-largest scoreboard in Major League Baseball at 5,940 square feet.  The only larger boards are in Kansas City, Phoenix and Houston.

Let me tell you– it is AMAZING.

The new video board at Miller Park, pre-event.

 

The scoreboard, lit up during the event.

I didn’t want to spoil your first impression of the board by posting a video and these photos are cool, but they don’t do it justice, so I’m sorry, but you’re just going to have to come out to Miller Park and see it for yourself to really get the full effect!

Your first chance to see the board in person is this Saturday’s Rising Stars Minor League Game, set for 3:10pm. [Psst! All tickets are just $10!]  And, of course, next week when Brewers Baseball returns to Milwaukee for the 2011 Season!

[To learn more about the scoreboard, check out my interview with Deron Anderson, Director of A/V Production, from December, here.] 

During the event, we also showcased our new 2011 TV spots on the new board for the first time.  There are seven new spots this season.  The first three  are fan-centric and relate to the Miller Park experience, while the remaining four  are centered around the players and have a similar theme to last year’s spots.

The fan-centric spots were filmed locally last summer and the player spots were recently filmed at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix and also, at Miller Park. [Read my post about the shoot in Spring Training, here.]

You can view the new spots by clicking on the links below. Then, make sure you come back here and vote on your favorite!  Plus…click here for outtakes from the shoot!

Fireworks: The baseball’s better at Miller Park. And, as one group of fans discovers, so are the fireworks.

Yard Work: Yes, we have to cut the grass at Miller Park. But, as these backyard fans discover, not during the game.

Remote: Your chances of capturing the Miller Park experience at home? Pretty “remote,” as these fans find out.

Radio Control: Pitcher Shaun Marcum is all about control. On the mound. And all around the stadium.

Batting Cage: Who wants to face Prince Fielder in the batter’s box? No man. And certainly no machine.

Setting the Table: Rickie Weeks does a beautiful job setting the table for his teammates. On the field. And off.

Not Open: Reliever John Axford loves closing things. And it’s a lot more than just baseball games.



The new spots will air in game broadcasts beginning with Opening Day in Cincinnati, this Thursday (gosh it feels good to type that), March 31.

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

I snapped two quick photos of the scoreboard demolition yesterday and then when I looked again today, I was shocked by the progress.  Miller Park is beginning to look quite bare! 

scoreboard1.JPGYesterday, the video board started to come down.
scoreboard2.JPGLast week, the Miller Park sign came down and early this week, the side panel featuring advertisements was removed leaving only the video board and the matrix board.

  

scoreboardthur.JPGWhen I looked today, the video board was completely down and the matrix board was in the process of being removed.

 

scoreboardthur2.JPGI’m guessing at this pace, nothing will be left from the original scoreboard by the end of the week.

Compare today’s photos with the shots that Adam McCalvy talked about last week and we are rolling right along at Miller Park.

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

Keeping Score in High Definition

When it comes to sports, there is nothing like the game on the field to get me excited.  But there are a couple of other things in sports that have always interested me: uniforms, logos, stadiums and scoreboards.  When I visit a stadium or arena for the first time, one of the first things I like to check out is the scoreboard.  Each and every scoreboard is unique in its own way and Miller Park will be no different come next season.

Milwaukee-Brewers-Center-Fi.png

Here is what the scoreboard will look like with full video.  Use the retired numbers on the ring of the roof to put the size of the new board in perspective. 

 

The Brewers will enter the “high definition era” in 2011 with their scoreboard that will make fans feel as if they are enjoying the action from their living room.  The new scoreboard will measure 5,940 square feet.  Compare that to the current 1,296 square foot video board and 2,432 square foot black and white matrix board, and we are talking a huge upgrade.

Next season, Miller Park will be home to the third-largest scoreboard in Major League Baseball.  The only larger scoreboards will be Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium (8,900 square feet) and Phoenix’s Chase Field (6,200 square feet).

Milwaukee-Brewers-Left-Fiel.pngHere is a look at the scoreboard from down the left field line featuring in-game “panels” that provide various statistical information during the game.  The full color will make many of the stats really pop. 

Also, Miller Park will be home to the third, true 1080, high definition scoreboard in baseball and only the fifth in existence in all major sports venues in the United States.  The others include Yankee Stadium and Target Field in MLB, Cowboys Stadium, home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and American Airlines Center, home to the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.  I have seen the scoreboards at Cowboys Stadium and American Airlines Center in person and both are absolutely stunning.  The HD experience in-stadium is second to none; it really is comparable to your HD set at home, crystal clear graphics and replays.

The new Miller Park scoreboard will measure approximately 54 high by 110 feet wide.  To put it in perspective, let’s say you walked into your local electronics store and wanted to buy a flat screen television the same size as the Miller Park scoreboard.  You know, how it goes, your buddy gets a 52-inch screen so you need to get a 54-inch screen.  Well, if you wanted a flat screen the same size as the one at Miller Park, you would have to ask for a 1,470-inch screen.  That comes out to 122 feet 6 inches measured diagonally.  That is quite the big screen. 

Daktronics Inc. will design, manufacture and install the scoreboard with Mortenson Construction of Wisconsin serving as General Contractor.  The scoreboard project will also include renovations and upgrades to parts of the Miller Park audio system as the stadium’s video and audio consultant, Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon and Williams is working on the project.

Every year during the Brewers offseason, the team works hard to keep Miller Park up to date.  It is hard to believe that this is already the tenth season that the team has played here and yet it seems like yesterday President George Bush and Commissioner  Bud Selig were on hand to open the new park.  The scoreboard will be a great improvement to the fan experience at Miller Park and one that every fan will be able to appreciate for many years to come.

Here are some numbers on the new scoreboard:

- Currently the video board features 133,624 pixels.  The new board will have a staggering 2,358,720, an increase in resolution of 18 times.

- It would take nearly 1,500 37-inch flat panel televisions to fill the area of the new scoreboard

- The technology involved in the scoreboard–called Daktronics HD-15–allows the capability of 4.4 trillion shades of color (Can you even imagine 4.4 trillion colors!?  I remember going to grade school and being overwhelmed with my box of 64 crayons!)

- Daktronics has installed scoreboards in 26 of the 30 MLB stadiums and worked with the Brewers on the LED ribbon boards and out of town scoreboards installed in 2006
 

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