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December 11, 2012 at 11:15 AM

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Big picture view forming at the Safe


JOHN LOK / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Workers are dwarfed Monday by a massive video-display system taking shape at Safeco Field in Seattle. Nearly 10 times larger than the current screen at the Mariners ballpark, it will be 56.7 feet high and 201.5 feet wide, or nearly a block long. It will be Major League Baseball's biggest, and wider even than the record-sized display at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas."It's the difference between normal HD programming and a Blu-ray Disc, except on an enormous scale," says Dave Curry, Mariners vice president of technology. "You'll be able to see details like blades of grass and the texture of the infield dirt."


JOHN LOK / THE SEATTLE TIMES

The new display will look out on a shorter, hitter-friendlier outfield. Padding has been taken off the walls, which will be moved closer to home plate.

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