As BB&T Ballpark continues to take shape, the Charlotte Knights have revealed plans to install the widest videoboard in minor league baseball, partnering with Toshiba Managed Business Services and Total Sports Entertainment (TSE). Opening Day at BB&T Ballpark is set for Friday, 11 April 2014.
The BB&T Ballpark video project will feature a 30-by-82 foot HD videoboard in left-center field, consisting of nearly three million LED lamps. The ballpark will also have a 14-by-35 foot LED exterior video display, an 8-by-120 foot LED ribbon board display along the right field wall, two 3-by 32 1⁄2 foot fascia ribbon LED displays along the upper level façade on both sides of the stadium, and an LED video ribbon board measuring 2 1⁄2- by 42 3⁄4 feet within BB&T Ballpark’s five-section ticket plaza. Charlotte Knights Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Dan Rajkowski, said:
This videoboard will provide fans with a one-of-a-kind experience at BB&T Ballpark. The audio-visual aspect of our new ballpark was a clear priority for us as it relates to providing the best experience possible for our fans. Toshiba and TSE clearly understood our vision while providing an impressive digital signage implementation to allow our fans to better enjoy their time at BB&T Ballpark.
Toshiba is also installing LCD menu boards within the BB&T Ballpark concession stands, as well as televisions throughout the concourses, the clubhouses, offices, team store, ballpark suites and suite level areas.