The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club has unveiled a new state-of-the-art video board at Nat Bailey Stadium.

The high-resolution Daktronics videoboard is a massive 18ft by 28ft and will offer fans instant replays, additional statistics and an increased overall entertainment experience.

Vancouver Canadians owner Jake Kerr said: "This was the logical extension for us out at Nat Bailey Stadium as we work to help our fan's enjoy their experience out at the ballpark.

"Our fans will love Canadians Diamond Vision and our business partners will as well as we can showcase their product better than ever. It will be a first class production," adds Kerr.

The Canadians have been working in partnership with the Vancouver Park Board, City of Vancouver and BC Hydro to help make Nat Bailey Stadium to become more environmentally friendly.

This season, all of the stadium floodlights will be replaced by new energy-efficient lights which will help to reduce the energy needs at the ballpark by an estimated 66%.

An excited and proud, Kerr said: "The lighting at Nat Bailey Stadium had 1949 technology and this upgrade will help both our players and fans enjoy the ballgame with a clearer, crisper lighting system in place."

The ground was built in 1951 and was originally known as Capilano Stadium. It has recently undergone a number of renovations which has resulted in free wireless Internet access in the stands.


Posted on 24/04/2010