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January 28, 2008 January 28, 2008

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The AL in HD: Bridgewater, NJ (PR) – In celebration of the Tenth Season Celebration of Commerce Bank Ballpark, the Somerset Patriots have announced that the team will install a brand new high-definition digital scoreboard designed and manufactured by Daktronics Inc. of Brookings, S.D for the 2008 season.

The high-definition technology of the new scoreboard model is currently being used by the Pittsburgh Steelers with installations this spring by the Kansas City Royals, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Indianapolis Colts. The scoreboard model is also the same that will be used by the New York Mets and the New York Yankees when their new ballparks open in 2009.

“We felt that this was a great time to install the new state-of-the-art high definition scoreboard to add to our fans enjoyment of the Somerset Patriots experience. Entering our tenth season at Commerce Bank Ballpark, we wanted to upgrade certain aspects of the ballpark to keep the entertainment value at its highest possible level. The scoreboard has always been a big part of the entertainment here and this new scoreboard is going to take us to a whole other level as it will be one of the best throughout all of sports,” said Patrick McVerry, President/General Manager of the Somerset Patriots Baseball Club.

The state-of-the-art system features the latest Daktronics video technology with the capabilities to present live and recorded video images, colorful animation and vivid graphics with incredible brightness and wide-angle visibility. The video display is approximately 36 feet wide by 13 feet high. Daktronics HD-X technology offers a long lifetime with minimal maintenance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.

The Patriots are also adding a full color, digital LED lower board to the replace the current section of the scoreboard. The lower board display will measure approximately 36 feet wide and three feet high. The display uses LED technology to present images and information with wide-angle visibility and incredible brightness for even greater flexibility of messages.

The line score portion of the scoreboard will also be upgraded with LED technology to better display the balls, strikes, outs, runs, hits, errors, and the player at bat.

The installation will be about a two-week process beginning on April 1st to be ready for the middle of April.

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