BRADENTON, Fla. – PNC Park is getting a big upgrade.
The Pittsburgh Pirates officially announced Wednesday that a new scoreboard will be in place on April 7 when they host the Chicago White Sox in their home opener.
This news should be very welcomed by fans. The most often-heard complaint since PNC Park opened in 2001 has it has been to read things posted on the scoreboard.
The LED scoreboard will be one of the improvements at the ballpark. There will also be new fascia ribbon boards and in-park sound system.
The new scoreboard will be twice the size of the previous board. The Pirates say it will not change fans’ views of the Pittsburgh skyline.
The scoreboard will include a 10-millimeter pixel spacing display, resulting in more than 4K pixels in width, which should yield clearer imaging. The ribbon boards are expected to improve clarity for in-game statistics and messaging, as well as new home plate, field level and dugout LED displays.
“We know from our many interactions with fans that the way in which they consume the game action is ever-changing. The new scoreboard, facia displays and sound system will allow our fans to be even more immersed in the action on and off the field,” Pirates president Travis Williams said in a statement.
“It is important that we continue to build upon and enhance everything that makes PNC Park a unique and special place. Last offseason we successfully debuted the revamped River Walk. This season we are excited to unveil additional fan-focused enhancements, beginning with the new sights and sounds our fans will experience this season.”