Many of the most popular complaints about the gameday experience at FedExField surround the video presentation of the game. The Jumbotron is low quality. There aren’t enough out of town scores or stat updates from other games. Not enough replays. (If you’re not familiar with the litany, listen to Steve Czaban on ESPN980 for a bit.)
For the 2010 season, a lot of those complaints should go away: the team is installing two state of the art HD LED video boards, one in each end zone. The video boards will each be approximately 100 feet wide and 30 feet high; that’s a few feet larger in each direction than the video boards in Philly, and taller than the boards in Baltimore, and I can tell you from experience that both of those places offer an excellent in-game video presentation.
That’s just an artist’s rendering to give you a sense of scale on the project (click on the image for a really large version) because … well, because the thing hasn’t been built yet, frankly. But it will be in place for the 2010 season, there will still be no increase in general admission ticket prices, and the in-game experience at FedExField will be exponentially better than it has been, right off the bat.
“It’s all about the fans’ ability to interact both with and within the game,” said team owner Daniel M. Snyder. “We want everyone to be able to get the full impact of the competition on the field. These boards will enhance the experience of every fan in the stadium.”
Gary Fitzgerald has more details over at Redskins.com, including quotes from chief operating officer Dave Donovan and more photos of what the boards are expected to look like. After the jump here, a video demonstration of roughly what we can all expect to see next year.
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