Red Wings to Install New Video Score Board at Frontier Field
The Rochester Red Wings are installing a new full color, high resolution video board in right field this season.
“It's going to be a real change as to how we make it fun for our fans," says Red Wings Manager Dan Mason.
The video board is replacing the board that has been in right field since Frontier Field’s inaugural season in 1997. Red Wings officials say the old board was becoming increasingly more difficult to fix. That’s because the parts were no longer available.
The 24 by 33 foot display video will allow fans to enjoy vivid graphics, colorful animations, up-to-the-minute statistics and scoring information.
"It’s really going to help and really bring the game to life,” says Mason. “Most minor league ball parks may find maybe one video game in the ball park. And, for us, to have two is really going to give Frontier Field that big league feeling and attitude that we want all of our fans to feel when they come into the ball park."
The new video board is costing the organization 400-thousand dollars as part of its capital improvement. In 2006, the Red Wings replaced the left field score board. The President and CEO/COO Naomi Silver says they try to bring something new to the ball pack each year.
“Our loyal and dedicated fans have called for this and we were happy to answer that call with an upgrade to the facility, which will be enormously impactful. No one will come out to a Red Wings game without enjoying this new feature."
Construction to tear down the old board and install the new one begins on Wednesday.
Officials say the new video board will be up and in operation next week, just in time for the Red Wings opening game on Thursday, April 5th against the Buffalo Bisons.