Brad Grimes' article, "AV's Boys of Summer," talks about all the AV updates some stadiums like Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore Orioles), Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City (The Royals), Citi Field and New York (The Mets) have made to keep things fresh.
In 2009, Oriole Park at Camden Yards experienced an overhaul complete with an AVI-SPL and SIA Acoustics, a variety of weather-protected loudspeakers including EAW AX364-WP, MK2394-WP, and JFX100i models. For video, the stadium transitioned from analog to HD with new Sony HDC1450 HD Triax portable cameras plus much more.
Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City decided to put their video on network. Working with Cisco Systems, they decided to have StadiumVision installed. The stadium also has over 400 HDTV's which can show the game, advertising and even directions and traffic information once the game ends.
Citi Field in New York needed a brand-new system. They used CobraNet, an audio system which comprises 160 Crown CTs 3000 amplifiers, along with 61 CTs 1200 and 19 CTs 2000 amps with PIP-Lite Modules. These network and power the main bowl speakers, club areas, suites, concession stands, bathrooms, and entrances.
If you could re-do an AV system in a baseball stadium, which one would you pick? What equipment would you use? Any new ideas you didn't read in this article?