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yea it does look familiar.....

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Yes, but only if you tilt it sideways so it is parallel to the top of the scoreboard and add an underline, which makes it appear much more like the "Indians" script. It certainly seems like they are copying Cleveland.

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Yes, but only if you tilt it sideways so it is parallel to the top of the scoreboard and add an underline, which makes it appear much more like the "Indians" script. It certainly seems like they are copying Cleveland.

It's also just an artists rendering.

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It looks like the latest image from DetroitYES gets very close to confirming the suspicions of some that the entire board will not be comprised of video. Looks like by the way they're constructing the screen that we'll still have old-fashioned scroll signage lining the video board, unless they start adding video panels to the left and right:

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It's hard to say for sure because it's different perspective, and of course the board isn't finished, but if we assume that the rectangle of the score board is as wide as the piece show and as likewise as tall, then I think this is a pretty good approx. of the new board compared to the old:

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I'm judging this based on the horizontal spaces that can be seen on the end of the support column in the old score board for height. For width, it appears to be about as wide as the the 2nd and 4th support column. the perspective makes it hard to know for sure... it might be a bit wider, but I think this is pretty close.

If I'm accurate in my guess here, then the actual square footage of the displayable area does not look to be significantly greater. Yes, but bigger than the center display, but if you add in the sides it doesn't seem like it would be much, much bigger. Of course, it'll probably be all full color and HD, which means it will be much better than the old three part boards, even if it's only a little bigger.

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Just looking at the pictures again, and I noticed something else. Columns 1 and 5 have been extended upward and there's an additional horizontal support. Don't know if this is to allow the display board to go further up or for add space though.

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Yeah it is REALLY hard to tell from those pics. I am looking just above the brick building to see what appears to be the LF upper deck jutting out. It looks like it is jutting out in the same spot which was where the obstruction was to begin with. IMO it doesnt look like they raised it yet, but I would have thought they would have done that first before all the extra weight was added, but I have no idea how construction works at that scale.

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I dunno JBK... look at the picture I posted, then count down the horizontal spaces on the right most pole. It looks like the bottom of the original sign is 7 "units" down from the top of the sign. The bottom of the sign, in the picture I posted, lines up with the bottom of the upper deck where it cuts in front of the sign.

Now look at the picture of the work in progress. Remember that they added some "units" to the top of the sign, so you have to start counting where the top of those black square of the new scoreboard are for the top. Now counting down it looks like you need to go down 8 "units" to get to the horizontal lines that lines up with the upper deck.

Of course, this could just be perspective of the pictures. A different angle will show a different overlap. However, I do have some more evidence. If you look at the work in progress picture you'll note the extentions on supports 1 and 5... they are taller than they were before. Notice also that they are a slightly different shade of green.

Now look at all 5 of the support columns at the bottom. Does it not look like there is an area at the bottom where they are a darker shade of green? I think it's possible that instead of detaching the scoreboard from the support columns, raising in, then reattaching it, they may have just used a large crane to support the whole board, cut the support columns, lifted the board and column, inserted some column supports, then reattached. That would certainly be easier from the "detaching - reattaching" stand point. A LOT fewer connects to do. But could a crane hold up the board by itself?

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The perspective is all weird. Every pic I am looking at for the scoreboard makes it look WAY wider than it does in the 'in progress' pic.

I went and counted the horizontal beams that start at the bottom (the support that goes ALL the way to the other side of the board) and the top (assuming there is ONE more support at the top that is cut off) and I count 9 from the before pics and 11 in the 'in progress' pic. Now I am stricktly talking about the bars themselves not the actual full row. So I am starting a thte very bottom and counting all the way up to where it cover the entire board.

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The extra 2 are for the new Tigers script though I think, but they would not extend through the entire board....it should just be in the middle. It doesn't look like the LCD is going to go any higher though.

The scale of the pic is making it tough to figure out. Like I said every pic I am looking at from online of the score board before the upgrades looks WAY wider and the construction ones looked squished and taller.

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The extra 2 are for the new Tigers script though I think, but they would not extend through the entire board....it should just be in the middle. It doesn't look like the LCD is going to go any higher though.

Perhaps... though when they had the old sign there was a very tall "TIGERS" there and they didn't extend 2 and 4 for that. Seems like some awful big supports just for scripts. Who knows.

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So I guess basically the in progress pic is not showing the part where the script will be. So it looks like it is 2 rows taller which basically puts the bottom of the board (where the bottom of the AT&T sign is on the pic I posted) to the top of the AT&T sign.

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The part I was looking at I do not think is the jutting part of the deck. That is what screwed up my perspective I think. The rendering appears to be almost exactly how it is going to be and how it is now (as far as the raise in the board itself)

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Looks like they are keeping 11 ads, but 2 are actual script signs (Aquifina/Pepsi on the rendering) which cleans up the cluttered look with all the box signs plus they are kind of 'seperate' from the board itself.

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Here is what it will like per Jason Beck.

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Also link to he article. New scoreboard in works at Comerica Park | tigers.com: News

This appears to be matching what we're seeing. This extension on columns 1 and 5 are to support static ad space above the video board. The height seems to match my guess in the picture I posted, though this mock up shows it wider than I had.

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This appears to be matching what we're seeing. This extension on columns 1 and 5 are to support static ad space above the video board. The height seems to match my guess in the picture I posted, though this mock up shows it wider than I had.

Yup and everthing gets raised up by 2 rows to take out the obstruction. Those 'in progress' pics are very squished and weird looking.

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The xfinity/Dunhams and DMC ads also appear to be part of a smaller LCD screen that can be used for something else maybe while the Little Caesars/Motor City Casino/National Coney Island/Henry Ford/Belle Tire/Blue Cross ads will be permanent.

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Looks outstanding. Leyland must have really tinkered with the lineup to have Cabrera hitting 8th.

Pinch hitter in order to break up the impressive double perfect game.

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