Before I start, yes, I know that what matters is the action on the field, not what happens on the video screens, yada yada yada.
But still, the news about the new giant screen going up at Safeco Field got me to thinking about the screens at Centurylink Field. I was a season ticket holder during the Seahawks first season there, and even then I remember being a little disappointed in the screens. My disappointment then wasn't so much the size of the screens--it was more about the less-than-ideal aspect ratios of the two screens. The screen above the Hawks Nest appears to be the old 4:3 standard definition ratio, and the screen above the south endzone is panoramic. Neither one of them is well suited to showing replays in 16:9 high definition format, and most of the replays they show are truncated and don't include all of the action that the folks at home are seeing on their HDTVs.
The problem is that those non-standard dimensions were dictated by the design of the stadium. It seems it would be impossible to make the north screen bigger without widening the Hawks Nest seating (and reducing the beautiful views of the city). The south screen would block seats if it was made taller, or suites if it was made wider.
Is there any room to improve the screens at the Clink? Does it matter?