PRESS RELEASE – The Montgomery Biscuits, in conjunction with the City of Montgomery, tonight announced the launch of “BiscuitsVision HD” and construction plans for a state-of-the-art video board and ribbon board to be completed in time for this March’s MAX Capital City Classic.
The new video board will measure 30 x 36 feet, more than four-times larger than the existing display, making it the largest in the Southern League. Additionally, the ribbon board will run along the left field wall at a size eight-times that of the current display, making it the only board of its kind in the Southern League, and one of the largest in all of minor league baseball.
“The video board will make the fan experience so much more up-close and personal,” said Biscuits co-owner Sherrie Myers, who announced the news at a press conference Wednesday. “We’ll now be able to offer great close-ups of the kids and families in the crowd and replays from multiple angles, all in HD. The ribbon board adds even more, giving our fans stats and scores from around baseball among other things.”
Mayor Todd Strange spoke at the press conference on behalf of the City of Montgomery.
“We applaud the Biscuits for continuing their commitment to provide great family entertainment for the River Region, and are proud to be partnered with them for this exciting project,” the Mayor said. “We congratulate Tom and Sherrie and the entire organization for developing a vision that will help uphold Riverwalk Stadium’s reputation as one of the finest minor league ballparks in the country.”
Industry-leader Daktronics, which currently outfits 26 of 30 MLB teams and both Auburn and Alabama, has been chosen for the project.
“Riverwalk Stadium has the reputation of being one of the top minor league parks in the country, and we’re committed to keeping it that way for our fans and partners,” said Biscuits co-owner Tom Dickson. “We recognize Daktronics as the premiere company in the industry, and the perfect partner to help us bring a brand of entertainment that will be second-to-none not just in the River Region, but in all of minor league baseball.”
Four new cameras will be installed, and Riverwalk will now feature a closed-circuit television system, allowing the game to be broadcasted into the Club Car Bar, the Biscuit Basket team store, and all stadium suites. “BiscuitsVision HD” will be produced and run out of a brand new in-stadium control room complete with 42” monitors.
The Biscuits home schedule gets underway Sunday, April 15th, when they take on the Mobile BayBears at 5:35. For information, call the front office at 334-323-2255 or visit biscuitsbaseball.com.
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