When Dodger Stadium opened in 1962, the press box was designed with a two-tiered desk and upper platform riser. The announcer(s) would broadcast from the lower level desk, with the second-tier riser for guests. In the beginning, the set up was not a problem since Hall of Fame Dodgers' announcer Vin Scully primarily broadcast via radio in the early years. By the 1970's, cameras made their way into the broadcast booth for live game coverage or interviews. The lighting was a constant challenge with the ever-changing ambient light that spilled into the open-air booth during day games, into twilight and night games with stadium lights.
Upon Vin Scully's retirement in 2016, the Dodgers, keeping in theme with renovations to the park starting in 2012, decided to renovate the "Vin Scully Broadcast Booth" to create a new look for incoming announcers Joe Davis and former Dodger pitcher, Cy Young Award and Gold Glove recipient, Orel Hershiser.
With the addition of the ARRI SkyPanels, it now allows for pre-game broadcasts as well as cut-ins to the booth during games or after game recap segments, with a very natural and quality image that sets the bar.
Typically, lighting designers prefer to hang the lights in a position to maximize depth of field, but this location was a challenge, due to the size of the booth and its low ceiling.
SkyPanels light up Dodger Stadium press box
The Dodger Stadium press box received a lighting upgrade with ARRI SkyPanels to achieve optimum color rendering to easily match the ambient light anytime of the day.