Found September 04, 2012 on Pass The Pill:

Jeremy Lin
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The Houston Rockets have had big changes on their mind over the past few months. First, it was the rumor of the team trying to acquire disgruntled big man Dwight Howard.

Then, they went and signed Jeremy Lin, who went from the end of a bench to a worldwide sensation in a matter of just a few weeks. Houston has a very different looking team from last year, with three first-round picks, Lin, and Omer Asik replacing players like Kyle Lowry and Goran Dragic.

Now, they have an even bigger plan. Literally.

Reportedly, the team will be building a new scoreboard that will be the largest arena scoreboard in the world.

Beginning this fall, Toyota Center will redefine the in-arena fan viewing experience when it unveils a state-of-the-art video scoreboard which will set a new standard for indoor arenas. The new video board will be the largest indoor center-hung scoreboard in the United States, offering patrons an unprecedented view of the action at Houston Rockets home games and Toyota Center events such as the upcoming 2013 NBA All-Star Game. The new board is the centerpiece of a sweeping arena-wide improvement project that was announced today and also includes the installation of new HD flat panel screens throughout the concourses, upgraded Wi-Fi connectivity options, new concessions point-of-sale systems and other upgrades for Toyota Center patrons. The board will debut at the Rockets Nov. 3rd regular season home opener against the Portland Trailblazers.

The new scoreboard will be manufactured and installed by Panasonic and will feature the largest combined viewing area of any indoor center-hung scoreboard currently used in the U.S. The scoreboard will contain four large screens—two rectangular-shaped displays that will face the east and west seating areas and a pair of square-shaped screens that will face the north and south ends of the bowl. The larger boards will measure approximately 25’ high by 58’ wide. The two end panels will measure approximately 25’ high by 25’ wide. All the boards will display a full HD signal with 1080 lines of resolution. Plans also include the installation of ancillary boards in each of the four corners of the upper concourse that will be used to display additional statistics during Rockets games and other sporting events.

I guess the Rockets are just looking to one-up the Dallas Cowboys for not only the biggest scoreboard in the state of Texas, but in the world.

This is a big move for a team that, according to many, probably won’t even make the playoffs. The hype will surround them a little, simply because Jeremy Lin is on the roster. But this is a young team that needs to grow.

And apparently, they need a massive scoreboard, too.

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