SK Wyverns Interactive Videoboard
Although football is still South Korea’s national favorite for international matches, in the past decade, baseball has taken over as the people’s favorite leisure game with around 7 million visitors to ballparks per year. And much like the US and Japan where baseball is a big deal, the stadiums have in turn evolved to spectacular, modern coliseums that boast the glory of their home cities to foreigners.
SK Wyverns, based at Munhak Baseball Stadium in the city of Incheon, west of capital Seoul, has been one of the most lavish spenders of all the teams. It wanted a face lift for its 14-year-old Incheon SK Happy Dream Park home stadium that can host 30,000 people to offer signage that can make it a global “landmark”.
“SK didn’t want it to be ‘just another scoreboard in a ballpark’ in South Korea,” said Younsik Kim, VP at Samsung’s Visual Display division’s enterprise display team, in an interview with ZDNet. “They wanted, one, it to become a global landmark, and second, able to allow game-watchers to better enjoy the game.
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