PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks are planning to install
a new high-definition Jumbotron that the club says will be the
largest in pro sports.
The board, which will cost an estimated $10 million to $12
million, will be 144 feet wide and 55 feet high, and it is expected
to be ready for next season's opener. It would be 900 square feet
larger than the biggest existing board, at Atlanta's Turner Field.
"This is an important addition to an already fan-friendly
ballpark," Diamondbacks president Derrick Hall said. "Fans will
have a difficult time taking their eyes off of the crystal clear
picture before them."
Hall said the board would be paid for by Maricopa County, which
owns the building.
Chase Field opened in 1998 as Bank One Ballpark. The new
Jumbotron is part of an overall upgrade in the stadium's sound
system and other amenities.