Construction of new LED scoreboards is underway at the Coliseum, and the displays are expected to be ready for the A’s first homestand in April.
According to a post on the team’s Clubhouse Confidential blog, the two scoreboards – one in left field and one in right field – will be 36 feet high by 145 feet wide each. That includes approximately 5,225 square feet and more than 4.2 million LEDs per display.
Two 'ribbon' boards, which have become common in major league ballparks, also are being built along the facing between the first and second decks down the left and right field lines. Those boards will measure five feet high by 415 feet wide each, with about 1,495 square feet and more than 1.3 million LEDs per display.
The A's open the regular season at home with an April 6 game against the Rangers, but the plan is to have the scoreboards operating by the April 4 Bay Bridge Series exhibition against the Giants.
As part of the 10-year lease extension the A’s signed in July to remain at the Coliseum, they agreed to spend at least $10 million for the construction of the new scoreboards, which also will be used by the Raiders next season.