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Around the Horn was on hand this morning as a crew from Kansas City-based A. Zahner Company began work on the back of the Kauffman Stadium crown. Three major pieces were scheduled to go in place today. These pictures show the first piece being hoisted. We’re going to snap a few more photos, which we’ll post later this afternoon.
Opening Day is just 24 days away! It’s a rainy Friday in Kansas City. The light rain let up enough for a walk to Kauffman Stadium’s Outfield Experience. While there, ATH watched a local sign crew work on the ‘KC’ frame that will house the logo lettering. We also took an up-close look at the pieces of the lettering, and we took a picture of the field.
Fans driving on I-70 past Kauffman Stadium will see crews doing work on the back of the CrownVision board. The ‘KC’ logo is going up this week! Here are a few pictures from this morning and a rendering of what the final logo will look like. The project will take about a week. Check the blog as we post more pictures!
Attention Royals fans, there is a must-see video on royals.com about the making of the new Kauffman Stadium crown!
Kevin Uhlich, Senior Vice President-Business Operations, describes the Royals’ design thoughts for this iconic piece and how the crown fits with the overall renovation.
William Zahner and Anthony Birchler of A. Zahner Company talk about the engineering work and the materials that went into the crown.
The video concludes with an awesome time lapse…we’ll let you check it out for yourself!
The final sphere of the Kauffman Stadium crown was placed above CrownVision today. Here are a few pictures and a reminder that the open house is on Sunday, April 5, from 11 to 3.
Parking and admittance to the open house is free to all fans, but a ticket is required for entrance into the stadium. Fans may secure tickets for the event by visiting the Kauffman Stadium Box Office on the day of the event, beginning at 9 a.m. We hope to see you out at the stadium!
Our hard hat tour enabled us to see the progress from several angles, including behind CrownVision, in front of it, and from the rooftop party deck above Rivals in right field. Take a look! We’ll post other new stadium features over the next few days.
The first piece of the new crown atop Kauffman Stadium’s CrownVision (the world’s largest HD videoboard) went into place today. We were there to capture the moment. Take a look:
We’ve had the following experience, and we’re guessing you have, too. You’re watching a game at the K, and the third out is made. Maybe you need to leave your seat for the concession stand, or you plan to make a phone call…but you put it on hold because you know that something cool is going to be on the video board between innings.
The Royals event presentation team has produced awesome video features for years. Now, with the high-definition CrownVision, they have taken the in-game experience to a new level! The features take countless hours to produce and edit. Today we’re going to take a behind-the-scenes look at some of this work. The event presentation team, together with staff from DXD, a Kansas City-based animation and motion graphic company, visited Spring Training last week. They were in Surprise, Ariz., to gather video footage for the 2009 features. They do this during the early days of Spring Training, before the games start, so as to maximize the time they have. We thank all of the players and staff who went beyond (and sometimes way beyond) their busy baseball schedule to help make features for the upcoming season that you, the fan, will enjoy all season long. Let’s take a look:
Communication is key in this business! Senior Director of Event Presentation & Production Don Costante reviews scripts with in-game host Tim Scott. Meanwhile, Chris works closely with the DXD staff members to ensure that both groups are on the same page (literally).
At left, we see Ben helping Coco Crisp with his props for one of the features. Notice the background — our production team uses a green screen backdrop, much like your favorite weather forecaster. They can then color key or mix a second image in the background to create a cool multi-dimensional look.
Coco is ready to go…here he talks with Costante about the upcoming scene.
Each time a Royals player comes up to bat, they have a short video introduction on CrownVision. Here’s Coco with a bat, working on his new intro.
What’s this? Santa Crisp? Our team has outfitted Coco with a Royals Santa hat, which was given out last July on a memorable night that included Mark Grudzielanek’s 2,000th hit and a walk-off home run by David DeJesus. We’re very curious to see how this Santa scene fits into the 2009 event presentation lineup! You can find out, too…check out our 2009 ticketing options today!