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RSL announces 4,200 square foot video board for Rio Tinto Stadium

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This is one thing RSL will be hoping to avoid — the scoreboard fire at Columbus Crew
This is one thing RSL will be hoping to avoid — the scoreboard fire at Columbus Crew
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In the most exciting announcement from Real Salt Lake since Sebastian Jaime was officially revealed (which was really the last real announcement), the long-discussed and not-particularly-new-news that Rio Tinto Stadium is getting a new video board was revealed.

Exciting, I guess. It should provide a substantial increase in visibility from the stadium. The video board should be in place and operational by early December (perhaps in time for an MLS Cup final? Hint, hint) and will sit at the south end of the stadium.

No seating will be impacted by the process, and thankfully, concessions won't be affected. With any luck, too, it won't catch fire.

At 4,200 square feet, it'll be the largest video board in MLS. Take that, MLS elite. It'll have '13HD pixel resolution,' and while it sounds a bit marketing-y, it probably will look fantastic.

If you're the type to believe Wikipedia (and I certainly am), this will put the video board at Rio Tinto Stadium among the biggest video screens in the world, right around the 60th-largest mark. Considering we're the smallest market in MLS, that's pretty cool.