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Isotopes to unveil $1 million, high-definition videoboard

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The Albuquerque Isotopes will unveil a new videoboard, as shown here, when they play their Pacific Coast League 2014 home opener April 11 against Tacoma. (Courtesy of the Albuquerque Isotopes)

The Albuquerque Isotopes will unveil a new videoboard, as shown here, when they play their Pacific Coast League 2014 home opener April 11 against Tacoma. (Courtesy of the Albuquerque Isotopes)

The Albuquerque Isotopes said Wednesday that they are spending $1 million on a new high-definition LED videoboard to be installed at Isotopes Park in time for the April 11 home opener.

At 55 feet wide and 35 feet tall, the HD10 mm pixel pitch videoboard will be the largest HD10 LED display in Minor League Baseball, the club says. It will contain more than 1.7 million light-emitting diodes used to feature game information, the line score, instant replays, close-ups of players and fans, in-game promotions and, of course, advertisements.

The existing videoboard will remain intact and in operation.

“Fans are going to walk into Isotopes Park this year and say ‘wow’ when they see this board,” said Isotopes general manager John Traub. “We are taking the best ballpark in the minor leagues and making it even better. ”

The Isotopes say they have invested more than $3.2 million in a variety of improvements at the city-owned ballpark since its inception in 2003. Traub praised the club’s relationship with the city that “is committed to keeping Isotopes Park at the top of the list in terms of the best facilities in the country.”

The videoboard was purchased from Dallas-based TS Sports, an audio/video integration company that specializes in complete high-resolution video products.

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