One Texas size and shape
Details of the two main scoreboards to be installed at the StarTex Power Field have been released. One of them will be an old-fashioned, manually-operated scoreboard in the left field wall. Skeeters principals say it’s modeled after the manually-operated scoreboard in Fenway Park’s Green Monster.
The other is an eight-story, high-definition video board towering high above center field. The scoreboards will have two auxiliary color LED displays, a 40 foot long left field color ribbon board, and associated cameras and control equipment. Both are to be supplied by TS Sports based in Dallas.
“Rather than put a box with a video screen, we always envisioned a more iconic structure,” said Matt O’Brien, Sugar Land Skeeters President. O’Brien is referring to StarTex Power Field’s one-of-a-kind Texas sized and shaped video structure to be placed above the center field wall. “Towering eight stories above the field level, this structure is one of the largest in all of minor league baseball.”
Matt Ritter, Vice President of TS Sports said, “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. It will feature the names and logos of the four Founding Corporate Partners of the Skeeters–StarTex Power, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Coca-Cola and Republic Services.
On the video screen there will be replays, highlights, statistics, in-game promotions, and other features during games. It can also show full size movies and other video during events that may be scheduled at the ballpark.
StarTex Power Field will host a multitude of other sporting events, say promoters, 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 there are additional lawn and standing-room-only tickets. In a concert configuration, StarTex Power Field has a capacity of 10,000-plus.
An integral part of the stadium, the Sugar Land Skeeters minor league baseball team led by Manager and former Major League All-Star Gary Gaetti, will play 70 regular season home games annually in the $35 million-dollar StarTex Power Field on SH 6 and U.S. 90A, currently under construction by the City of Sugar Land and the Skeeters. The Sugar Land Skeeters will start its 2012 season in April, 2012.
For more information, including purchasing tickets for the inaugural season, interested persons are invited to visit the Sugar Land Skeeters offices at 16160 City Walk in the Sugar Land Town Square. You can also visit the Skeeters at www.SugarLandSkeeters.com, call 281-240-HITS (4487), or go on Facebook and Twitter.