The future is now, and it’s on display for all to marvel at in a baseball park near you. Here are some of the top feats of engineering and technology being showcased in baseball parks around the U.S.
1. T-Mobile Park
Formerly Safeco Field, this park’s new home to the Seattle Mariners has a triumph of tech that towers over all: their scoreboard. The Daktronics Pro Star scoreboard cost a staggering $7.7 million and clocks in at 56 feet tall by 190 feet wide. Last year, they debuted a 5G Mixed Reality (XR) experience.
2. LoanDepot Park
With a massive LED video board that is 101 feet by 51 feet — and two more at 40 feet by 25 feet — the home of the Miami Marlins (formerly Marlins Park) uses the power of technology to keep everyone in the game. The stadium also has another 700 LCD TVs scattered throughout, so fans can stay engaged and never miss a play.
3. Yankee Stadium
A classic among U.S. stadiums and home to the New York Yankees, Yankee Stadium allows fans to use free high-bandwidth video technology for a 3D baseball experience. Fans can also order food directly from their seat, which is bound to become commonplace in baseball park tech in the coming years.
4. Progressive Field
Not to be outdone by LoanDepot Park, Progressive Field boasts a screen that puts other big-screen TVs to shame. It’s an enormous 59 feet tall and 221 feet wide. The big screen gives fans in Cleveland 13,000 square feet and $7 million worth of high-definition action.
5. Oracle Park
Formerly AT&T Park, this park has some of the most cutting-edge technology for its fans, including free WiFi, charging for your electric vehicle, and a food-finder app that shows fans where the closest refreshments are. These features make for a memorable and powerful experience that will keep fans coming back for more.