CLIENT

Houston Astros – MLB

DESCRIPTION

Minute Maid Park

SERVICES

Technology

LOCATION

Houston, Texas

YEAR

2019

PROJECT PARTNER

Populous

SIZE

1.3 million square feet

Technology Upgrades to Optimize Fan Experience and National Broadcasts for the Houston Astros

In 2019, we worked with the Houston Astros to replace all headend digital sound processors and amplifiers for the sound system. We upgraded the audio distribution to better accommodate local and national broadcasts.

In 2011, we took their video displays and control systems to high definition. The new board—dubbed El Grande—features a 1080i display format. The scoreboard is 54 feet high and 124 feet wide, and a new secondary LED HD video board (El Nino) adorns left field. The ribbon boards above the Club Level run from foul pole to foul pole. Our designs also relocated and upgraded the control room to an HD system with four Sony manned cameras and five Canon PTZ cameras to cover every seat in the facility.