Jazz big screen: How much does it matter?

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            The Jazz announced on Monday they will install a new HD video display that is seven times larger than its predecessor, at EnergySolutions Arena.

            This may seem like overkill, but in order to justify the cost of tickets, the team needs to keep pace with other professional sports teams on the technology front. Which is fine, but you have to ask: With virtually every game available on TV, would people rather spend their money on a new state-of-the-art video system for their home, instead of watching at ESA?

            I’m convinced attending in person far outranks watching on TV. (Of course, I think reading about it is the finest, but that’s just me.) But how much does it matter whether fans can see replays in HD?

            The addition will be particularly beneficial for fans in the upper reaches of the arena. But if they need a big screen to see what’s happening, is there a point to being there?

            There’s no matching the excitement, when it’s a good game, but what about the boring games?

            Since I attend games for work, I get a different perspective. It’s no contest for me. I want to be there if I’m writing about it. But what about leisure viewers? I’d like to know what they think of the new additions.

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