LED Displays Enhance Albuquerque Isotopes Game-day Experience

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LED Displays at Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico

When fans attend baseball games at Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico, they are welcomed by two new LED displays that were designed, manufactured and installed by Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) for the Albuquerque Isotopes. The displays were installed late in 2022 and are entertaining and informing audiences at events held at the ballpark.

“The fan experience at Isotopes Park will now rise to an unprecedented level,” said John Traub, vice president and general manager of the Isotopes. “Of all the improvements we’ve made to the facility over the years, this is the most outstanding.”

The new main video display and structure, one of the largest in the minor leagues, measures nearly 35 feet high-by-110 feet wide and features a 15HD pixel layout to deliver excellent image clarity and contrast to fans throughout the ballpark. It is capable of variable content zoning allowing it to show one large image or multiple zones of content ranging from live video and instant replays to statistics, game information, graphics and sponsorship messages.

“With new technology at Isotopes Park, every event will have an extra element of excitement and these LED displays are there to deliver a wow factor the entire time,” said Daktronics Sales Representative Rusty Lenners. “The staff with the Isotopes has been extremely professional and accommodating throughout this entire process and we couldn’t be more excited to see this project come to fruition for their team and their fans.”

The out-of-town display measures nearly 5 feet high-by-51 feet wide and features the same 15HD pixel layout. This display shares out-of-town scores and league-wide updates to keep fans informed of what’s happening around the league during the game happening before their eyes.

Both of these displays incorporate industry-leading environmental protection to ensure they operate as expected in the outdoor New Mexico weather.

Daktronics will also be including a complete Show Control solution. This industry-leading control system provides a combination of display control software, world-class video processing, data integration and playback hardware that forms a powerful yet user-friendly production solution.

The Albuquerque Isotopes are the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies and play in the Pacific Coast League. Entering their third decade in Albuquerque, the Isotopes have drawn nearly 11 million fans since their inception and led the PCL in average attendance in 2022. The Isotopes have ranked in the top ten attendance leaders in Minor League Baseball in every year of their existence. (Note: The team’s fan-voted nickname actually stems from The Simpsons episode “Hungry, Hungry Homer” that aired during the series’ twelfth season.)