PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Sea Dogs franchise announced they have two parts of their 3-part multimedia project completed for the 2014 season at Hadlock Field.
First, the centerpiece of the project: A giant video board! It measures 901sq feet. Nearly 3 times the size of the old video board measuring 320sq feet. The new board will be used primarily for headshots and highlights. Second, the small video board northeast of the field which used to play the highlights -- is now a new pitch counter. You can see balls, striked, and the type of pitch thrown: fastball, curveball, knuckleball, etc. This pitch count board can be seen at most major league stadiums and now at Hadlock Field.
"The way things progress in minor league baseball and really just the demand that our fans have for new content... we just feel this is a considerable upgrade from what we've had before," says Sea Dogs Director of Broadcasting, Mike Antonellis. "And just make this overall experience here at Hadlock going into the next era here. It's going to be great for the fans and it's going to be very entertaining."
The third element of the project he says will be completed in coming weeks. A new stadium marquis sign with full-color will be placed at the front of the building.