The Kane County Cougars released this photo of their new video board today:
The new board has a high-resolution video display measuring 20 feet by 60 feet, more than three times as large as the team’s previous video board. The new LED video board is capable of delivering high definition-format video feeds and instant replays as well as the usual mix of sponsor messages and electronic advertising.
“Cougars fans will simply be amazed by what they see beginning on Opening Night at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark,” Cougars Vice President/General Manager Curtis Haug said in a press release. “Our new state-of-the-art video board will elevate the game experience and serve as a tremendous asset for not only fans, but our marketing partners as well.”
The new video board is part of a series of capital improvement projects announced by the Cougars last September, as is a new premium seating area located behind home plate. Other improvements still in the works are a new indoor hitting facility to be used by the team, and a new permanent music pavilion for concerts and other special events.
Two other Midwest League teams also will have new video boards this year.
The Lansing Lugnuts tweeted this photo of their new video board being built last weekend:
The new video board is part of a $25 million renovation project being done at Cooley Law School Stadium. You can see a nutshell graphic (no pun intended) listing new features of the Lansing ballpark, along with artist renderings of the changes, here. There are lots of photos of the construction in progress here on the Lugnuts’ Facebook page.
(See photos of the old Cooley Law School Stadium video board being taken down here.)
The Dayton Dragons also will have an upgraded video board this season. Here is the sneak-peek photo they tweeted of it being erected Tuesday:
Speaking of the Dragons: Tom Nichols, director of media relations and broadcasting, has been writing a series of articles projecting which Cincinnati Reds prospects might play for Dayton this year. Here are links to the first five parts of the series:
This is a good opportunity for me to note I will once again write previews for all 16 Midwest League teams after players are assigned to them, so make sure to check back here for those posts!