Diamondbacks planning “largest display in pro sports,” overlook Cowboys’ plans

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We’re certainly not complaining about yet another professional sports team opting for a svelte HD Jumbotron, but the Diamondbacks’ claim to soon have the “largest scoreboard in pro sports” is dodgy at best. Reportedly, the board will cost between $10 and $12 million to erect and will measure in at “144 feet wide and 55 feet high,” which the team claims is 900-square feet larger “than the biggest existing board, at Atlanta’s Turner Field.” Nevertheless, the D-Backs have certainly been trumped already in terms of HD scoreboard planning, as the Dallas Cowboys are slated to treat their fans to a pair of 180 feet wide by 50 feet high displays as part of a four-screen setup in 2009. So if all goes as planned, Arizona’s MLB club will indeed be sporting the largest high-definition screen in pro sports for a tick, but those mighty claims will soon be squashed by the sensational installation headed to Texas.


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