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Plans Announced for New Baseball Scoreboard
Liberty University Director of Athletics Jeff Barber has announced plans to add a new scoreboard at Worthington Stadium, giving the program one of the finest baseball scoreboard and video boards in collegiate athletics.
"As we continue to build this athletics program, facility enhancement is critical," commented Barber. "This scoreboard and video board will have a significant impact on our efforts to upgrade Worthington Stadium and will be a silent statement of our commitment to having a baseball program that takes a back seat to no one."
Installation of the new scoreboard is scheduled to begin shortly, with plans for the structure to be operational for the upcoming 2011 baseball season. It will replace the stadium's former scoreboard that has been in place at Worthington Stadium since 1985.
The video board portion of the new construction measures 14.5' high x 35' wide. Pixel pitch for the video board will be at 15mm, giving fans a slightly better picture than the video board at Williams Stadium that now sits atop the Williams Football Operation Center.
The overall dimensions of structure, which will reside in left-center field, will be 41' 10.3" high by 54' 8" wide. The scoreboard portion of the schedule will display traditional baseball scoreboard information, like updated scores and ball and strikes, along with MPH for each pitch thrown from the Worthington Stadium mound.
The video board portion of the structure will allow the Athletics Department to display updated in-game and season statistics and other various video capabilities. The new scoreboard will also give the Athletics Department seven additional advertising panels for display of its cooperate marketing partners.
Adorning the top of the scoreboard will be a traditional clock, with the decorative piece measuring over five feet in diameter and weighing 225 pounds.
The installation of a new scoreboard and video board at Worthington Stadium is just part of the numerous athletics facility upgrades Barber has led the charge for during his last several years on Liberty Mountain.
In September, Liberty completed the first part of a three-part project at Williams Stadium, the home of the Flames four-time Big South champion football program. The stadium's capacity was expanded from 12,000 to 19,200, plus a five-story tower was erected that houses an 11,000-square foot Flames Club pavilion, 18 luxury suites and extensive press facilities.
Within the last year, Liberty completed stadium seating and a press box at Osborne Stadium, home for both soccer programs and track and field. The facility also received a new scoreboard and video board, plus an adjacent 5,000-square foot operation center for each program inside the Luurtsema Center.
Liberty's men's and women's tennis programs will be competing this spring on 12 championship tennis courts recently completed on Liberty's Campus North location. Additionally, groundbreaking is scheduled to take place in the spring on the Cook Tennis Center, an operations base for both programs.