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FirstEnergy Stadium debuts new LED display

Posted on August 14, 2013 Category: Entertainment & Stage Lighting Articles

FirstEnergy Stadium, home to the Reading Fightin Phils AA Eastern League baseball team in Pennsylvania, has two new LED pixel displays to show off.

Built in 1951, the stadium is now the oldest in the Eastern League. It has seen a lot of renovations in its time, but the original seating bowl, dugouts and exterior brick wall have been left untouched. The new LED screens allow FirstEnergy Stadium to enjoy cutting edge technology without compromising its history, which includes the presence of baseball greats like Roger Maris, Mike Schmdit, Greg Luzinski, Ryan Sandberg, Ryan Howard and Cole Hamels.

The main display will be over the left-center field wall. Because the display will be lit using RGB LED pixels, the screen will be highly visible during the day as well as at night. According to MILB.com, the display will be more than twice as sharp as its predecessor. The screen will feature animations, sponsor messages, instant replays, player introductions and other custom videos, and will measure 28 feet high by 59 feet wide. Though slightly smaller, the screen is identical to the display at the Philadelphia Eagles' Lincoln Financial field.

In left field, spectators will also see a new LED video ribbon display, measuring 6 feet tall by over 100 feet long. Aside from augmenting the main display in left-center field, it will also keep fans up-to-date with scores and statistics from other Eastern League teams. 

Not only are the two LED display screens going to look great during the day or night, they will be extremely economical to run. The LED pixel modules that illuminate the screens, like all LED lights, are extremely energy efficient. Because of this, LED displays are becoming more popular at sports stadiums throughout the country and around the world.