New scoreboard and video board at West Michigan’s Fifth Third Ballpark

A few months ago, I wrote about the planned renovations for this offseason at Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps. The projects include a new state-of-the-art video board where the old scoreboard was located, a new manually-operated scoreboard where the old video board was located, a new electronic welcoming sign outside the main entrance to the stadium, and a new electronic sign that replaces an old one located along a nearby highway.

In December I posted a sneak-peek photo of the new manually-operated scoreboard, which you can see here. The new video board was installed a couple weeks ago, so here is a photo of that, courtesy of the Whitecaps:

The new manually-operated scoreboard and the new video board at West Michigan's Fifth Third Ballpark.

Here is another photo of the new boards, to give you a better idea of how big they are:

The new video board in center field measures 28 feet tall by 55 feet wide, which, according to the Whitecaps, is 25 percent larger than the scoreboard it replaced.

The new manually-operated scoreboard in left field measures 24 feet tall by 39 feet wide, which may be only slightly bigger than the ballpark’s famous Fifth Third Burger.

To read more details about the offseason renovations at Fifth Third Ballpark, click here.

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2 Responses to New scoreboard and video board at West Michigan’s Fifth Third Ballpark

  1. This should all look great and fit in nicely with the atmosphere in Grand Rapids. Got my tix for April 11, and hoping the weather decent. Always a crap shoot that time of year, anyway.


  2. mlblogssoule says:

    The HD video board looks great, but i wonder if it will prove to be a distraction to hitters.


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