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New video boards to be installed at baseball and softball stadiums


A rendering provided by IU Athletics shows what the new scoreboard for Bart Kaufman Field will look like. The scoreboards should be up and running by March 7. Courtesy Photo Buy Photos

New LED video boards are planned to be installed at Bart Kaufman Field and Andy Mohr Field prior to the start of 2018 home baseball and softball games, per an IU Athletics release from Dec. 19.

The board at Bart Kaufman Field will measure 26.8 feet high by 48.7 feet wide, while the one at Andy Mohr Field will be 16 feet high by 27 feet wide.

Neither stadium currently has a video board in place.

"We are thrilled to have this vision of ours now become a reality," IU baseball Coach Chris Lemonis said in the release. "To have a video board at Bart Kaufman Field, one of the premier college baseball stadiums in the Midwest, will take our already great game day atmosphere – for both our fans and players – to the next level."

IU will work with Anthony James Partners, Prismview and the University Architect's Office on the installation of the boards, according to the release. 

The 2018 home baseball schedule begins with a March 7 game against Cincinnati, while the home softball schedule starts with the Hoosier Classic on March 16. 

"Andy Mohr Field is one of the top venues in college softball," IU softball Coach Shonda Stanton said in the release. "Adding this video board will only increase the experience for fans to enjoy a sport that is fast-paced and dynamic."

Lemonis is entering his fourth season as IU head coach, while this will be Stanton's first.

Cameron Drummond

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