The 5,600-square-foot Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision screen, which will be recognized by Guinness World Records at a special ceremony on March 23, is 71 feet tall and 79 feet wide, weighs 50 tons and has more than five million LED lights.
The new display consists of 266 panels that each contains 20 lighting units, resulting in a screen with nearly 5,200,000 LED (light emitting diode) modules that can faithfully reproduce 1 billion colors, and be clearly seen from almost any viewing angle.
The 400,000-watt screen, which will be cooled by 10 fans that move 60,000 cubic feet of air per minute, can be accessed for service via a nine-tiered catwalk behind the display.
The centerfield display is one of two new Diamond Vision displays being installed at Turner Field; a 16 x 28-foot, 446-square-foot display is being installed in the Plaza area of the ballpark. Both will be controlled from a new control room that features four 30-inch and two 40-inch Mitsubishi LCD monitors.
Mitsubishi Electric has installed more than 100 Diamond Vision screens for sports, entertainment and advertising use in premier venues across the country. Recent installations include US Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox; Yankee Stadium; MTV’s 44-1/2, Times Square’s first high definition display; the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas; and the 11-screen display Reuters Building display in Times Square. Indoor Diamond Vision installations include Staples Center in Los Angeles; Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis; The Palace at Auburn Hills; and Philips Arena in Atlanta.