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Samsung’s Upgraded Primary LED Scoreboard “Catches” World Champion Astros in Action Opening Day

3/30/2023

A new lineup of dynamic Outdoor LED digital displays will be unveiled to fans during the World Champion Houston Astros’ season opener.

 

A shining star will take the field at Minute Maid Park that aims to captivate and engage fans during the Houston Astros’ season opener against the Chicago White Sox. Of course, we’re talking about the upgraded primary scoreboard from Samsung that will digitally enhance the experience for fans of the World Champion Astros.

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HOUSTON, TX – MARCH, 28: Sugar Land Space Cowboys against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on March 28, 2023 in Houston, TX. (Photo by Evan Triplett/Houston Astros)

“In its first season with the Astros, the upgraded scoreboard comes in at just over 54 feet by 123 feet featuring 5.3 million LEDs designed to shine as bright as this championship-quality team,” said James Fishler, Senior Vice President of the Display and Home Entertainment Division at Samsung Electronics America. “With the bar set this high, Samsung is ready to deliver a heightened experience for fans, and opening day is the perfect time to unveil this cornerstone and light the fire for the upcoming season.”

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Another addition to this star-studded roster include suite deck and center-field mezzanine ribbon boards, along with an upgraded 25 foot by 40 foot LED screen in left field. The total upgrades account for over 53,000 square feet of dynamic displays with 9.8 million LEDs. With these stats, Samsung is putting fans across the league on notice that a championship-worthy team partnering with an elite technology company is a home run.

“As the official display and technology partner of the Houston Astros, Samsung has been hard at work during the off-season to ensure Minute Maid Park is in peak condition for opening day and beyond,” said David Phelps, Vice President of Product Management of the Display Division at Samsung Electronics America. “Delivering end-to-end services from design, construction, installation and post-sales support ensures the displays come to life on game day.”

What’s New at Minute Maid Park in 2023

  • Primary LED Display
    • 55×124 feet designed with Samsung’s new XHB series outdoor LED signage
    • 8000 nits of brightness for exceptionally clear and stunning picture quality, even in the Texas sun
    • Twice as thin compared to older models, reducing obstructions to the views from the seats
    • Seamless installation, cutting install time by half
    • Reduced power consumption by over 15%
  • Additional Upgrades
  • 25×40 foot left-field scoreboard
  • Updated screens in center-field elevators 1-4
  • Over 45,000 square feet of updated ribbon boards in the CC Smile, suite level fascia and center-field mezzanine fascia zones
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HOUSTON, TX – MARCH, 28: Sugar Land Space Cowboys against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on March 28, 2023 in Houston, TX. (Photo by Evan Triplett/Houston Astros)

“We are always looking for ways to improve our fan experience at Minute Maid Park, and the upgraded scoreboard, ribbon board and other digital enhancements by Samsung are good examples of our continuous focus on our fans,” said Marcel Braithwaite, SVP, Business Operations, Houston Astros. “We are excited to open the 2023 season and have fans in the stadium to enjoy these new upgrades.”

The Houston Astros will begin what’s sure to be an exciting season alongside Samsung and the best displays in the name of the game. Minute Maid Park is one of several arenas around the country that Samsung has delivered an elite fan experience to, including Citi Field, Chase Center, SoFi Stadium, and M&T Bank Stadium.

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