The Science of Sound in the Stadium

Ballpark speaker systems can be crafted to create intimacy or excitement. No matter which, the acoustic challenges are daunting

Just mention Chicago's Wrigley Field or Boston's Fenway Park and baseball buffs wax nostalgic. These are two of the last "old-time" ballparks -- they seem smaller, the stands closer to the players. You can practically reach out and touch the pitcher's mound, and the announcer might as well be sitting in the next seat.

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