The two main scoreboards will consist of an old-fashioned, manually-operated scoreboard in the left field wall, modeled after the manually-operated scoreboard in Fenway Park’s Green Monster, and an eight-story, high-definition video board towering high above center field.
“We wanted to give StarTex Power Field the character that only a manually-operated scoreboard can provide,” said Matt O’Brien, Skeeters President. “Not to mention the great summer jobs that it can provide. But, we also wanted to give the ballpark a unique state-of-the-art “Texas sized” high definition video system as well.”
Matt Ritter, Vice President of TS Sports stated, “The Skeeters and the City of Sugar Land have a unique vision for the scoreboard and video system at StarTex Power Field. It’s our job to make their vision a reality”.
The center field video board will soar almost 100 feet above the playing field, and will be one of the largest video boards in the minor leagues. The video board will feature the names and logos of four of the Founding Corporate Partners of the Skeeters: StarTex Power, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Coca-Cola and Republic Services. The video screen will provide replays, highlights, statistics, in-game promotions, and other features during Skeeters games. It is also capable of showing full size movies as well as video during other events at the ballpark.
The two Main Scoreboards, along with two auxiliary color LED displays, a 40 foot long left field color ribbon board, and associated cameras and control equipment are being supplied by Dallas based TS Sports, who were selected by the Skeeters and the City of Sugar Land in August. TS Sports will provide a turnkey system backed by a five-year warranty.
About TS Sports: TS Sports is a high-end electronic video board systems integrator that specializes in state-of-the art light-emitting diode (LED) technology. Founded in 1997, TS Sports’ innovative video boards are the highest quality in the industry, and prides itself on being a unique, “one-stop shop” for its customers. In addition to LED video boards, TS also installs and services scoreboards, advertising panels, electronic message centers, sound systems and control rooms. For more information about TS Sports, please visit www.ts-sports.com.
About the Sugar Land Skeeters: The Sugar Land Skeeters minor league baseball team, led by Manager and former Major League All-Star Gary Gaetti, will play in the $35 million-dollar StarTex Power Field, which is being constructed by the City of Sugar Land and the Skeeters at the intersection of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A. The Sugar Land Skeeters will play 70 regular season home games annually, starting with the 2012 season which begins in April, 2012. StarTex Power Field will play host to a multitude of other sporting events, including football, soccer, lacrosse, cheerleading and band competitions, as well as concerts, group outings and scout sleepovers. Fixed-seat stadium capacity is approximately 6,200 for baseball, plus additional lawn and standing-room-only tickets. StarTex Power Field has a capacity of 10,000-plus in concert configuration.
The Sugar Land Skeeters offices are presently located at 16160 City Walk in Sugar Land Town Square, Sugar Land, TX 77479 where additional information, tickets and Inaugural Season merchandise are available. The Skeeters may be reached at www.SugarLandSkeeters.com or by calling 281.240.HITS (4487), and on Facebook and Twitter.