The Tigers are installing the largest video board in college baseball in Alex Box Stadium and its set to go online for the 2019 season opener in February.
The goliath sits right off left field and is 71 feet wide and nearly 38 feet tall. LSU Baseball Publicist Bill Franques says it’s really going to add to the game day experience.
“The entire screen can be converted into a video screen, so the videos will be even more dynamic than they have been in the past.”
The 16mm high def board will air crucial replays and an expanded suite of baseball stats for metric hungry fans. But it’s not going to be the only board on the field, Franques says off in right field, a separate board will provide additional info.
“The primary board will have the traditional baseball information, and the supplemental board will have things like the current lineup. In other words, you will be able to track who is in the game at all times, and it will also provide scores from other games.”
And for those worried that your tax dollars are going towards a fancy new video board.
“What we funded privately was from the Tiger Athletic Association. There is no state funds involved and we think it’s going to be a real asset to our stadium for our fans and for our players, and I think it will definitely enhance the enjoyment of the game.”