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The Somerset Yankees raise the trophy on the 2022 season.
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As fans head to TD Bank Ballpark, they will be entertained by three new LED video displays as Daktronics (opens in new tab) has partnered with the Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, to manufacture and install the new outfield visual experience for the 2023 season. The unique configuration of displays features a top, middle and bottom layout totaling 1,620 square feet to bring life to baseball games and other events held at the venue.

“We have been eyeing the right time and have discussed a new scoreboard over the past few seasons,” said Patriots co-chairman Jonathan Kalafer. “Our fans deserve the best, and as we look to enhance their enjoyment and overall entertainment at our games, it made a lot of sense to invest in a new scoreboard that will rival some of the top ones used throughout MLB and MiLB.”

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From the top down, the displays measure 6x15.5 feet wide, 8.5x36 feet wide, and 20.5x60 feet wide. All feature 15HD pixel layouts with wide-angle visibility to appeal to the entire ballpark. These displays can work together as one large canvas or as individual displays to show any combination of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics, animations and sponsorship messages.

“The new outfield displays are going to be amazing and bring the entertainment and experience at every Patriots game to the next level,” said Scott Willson, Daktronics sales representative. “The three stacked displays bring a unique feel to the ballpark that can’t be experienced anywhere else. We look forward to this project coming to life and entertaining audiences for years to come.”

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Included in the equipment installation, the Patriots will also receive a content package that will be produced and delivered by Daktronics Creative Services.

“As we look to the future and ways to improve the entertainment provided at the ballpark, the scoreboard topped the list,” added Kalafer. “This investment is for our fans to enjoy a full multi-media experience with all the new opportunities and technology available through Daktronics. We are looking forward to seeing how it will complement the excitement of Yankees Double-A baseball being played at our ballpark.”

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