Fair Grounds Gets New Video Board
Fair Grounds prepares to install new video board.
August 24, 2014
Fair Grounds is partnering with Coogan and Coogan, Inc., a Mandeville-based electronic video screen and scoreboard provider, for the purchase and installation of two new over-sized high-definition video screens for the historic track.
“We are excited about the ongoing and continued investments our parent company, Churchill Downs Incorporated, is making in our historic track. Coupled with over 700 television screens throughout our facility for customers to enjoy, these two video screens will further enhance the live racing experience here for years to come,” said Tim Bryant, President of Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots and Fair Grounds OTB and Casinos in the New Orleans metropolitan area.
Provided by Coogan & Coogan, an authorized distributor of Trans-Lux Corporation, each outdoor LED video screen provides exceptional clarity and an accurate palette of 281 trillion colors day or night. The infield board is 16 mm and boasts 300 x 440 of resolution, while the paddock screen will be 10 mm with resolution of 288 x 288. Each board will enable a wide variety of capabilities including image magnification, replays, betting odds and race results, advertising, brand messaging, split screen and ticker displays, public service announcements and many other creative elements.
“We are extremely excited about partnering with Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots in New Orleans by facilitating the purchase and installation of the two new TL Vision Video Display Boards. The Video Display Boards will allow racing fans to enjoy vivid racing images in the paddock area and all around the one-mile dirt track. The Video Boards, manufactured by the Trans-Lux Corporation in Des Moines, Iowa, will provide live racing, replays, photo finish enlargements, advertising, and animations to racing fans, said Jerry Coogan, Owner of Coogan & Coogan, Inc. Horse racing just gets better and better at the Louisiana Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots. Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!”
Preliminary construction of video board project is valued at over $300,000 and is set to begin immediately with installation scheduled to be completed prior to the Fall Thoroughbred live race meet.
The infield video screen will be installed directly above the center of the current tote board and is located in the home stretch, just yards from the track finish lines. The board will be 23’ 1” in length by 15’ 9” high and permanently mounted to a ground-anchored support directly behind the tote board. The board provides for a 140° horizontal viewing angle for fans on the apron, grandstand and clubhouse areas.
The paddock video screen will replace the current video board located over the Paddock stalls. It will be 9’ 5” in length and 9’ 5” high. The paddock screen will also provide 140° horizontal viewing angle for fans on the ground floor, as well as all levels of the grandstand and clubhouse facing the track paddock.
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