Baseball scoreboard installation nearing completion
Friday, January 15, 2016
By Kirk Downs
Baseball scoreboard installation nearing completion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bison fans will have a bigger reason to cheer when the 2016 baseball season rolls around as Lipscomb has partnered with Nevco to provide a brand-new, state-of-the-art scoreboard that will be unveiled for the Feb. 19 season opener at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium.

“The new scoreboard is really going to help the atmosphere at our games and help the fans enjoy the games more,” Lipscomb head coach Jeff Forehand said. “I can’t wait for our fans to walk into the stadium for our season opener and be blown away with the changes we have made. It is going to be really special.”

The 10-inning board was put in place earlier this week and the instillation should be completed by early next week.

Taking up nearly 700 square feet, the new display will stand beyond the fence in right field at 19 feet tall and 36 feet wide.

It will include a decorative truss with the “Power L” logo, ad panels and Lipscomb baseball branding, which will all be back lit in order to be illuminated during night games.

The new scoreboard replaces one of the oldest boards in the Atlantic Sun Conference – dating back to 1991 when Dugan Field was first built.

Another appealing aspect for fans will be a pitch speed board that shows how fast each pitch is being thrown. It will be located adjacent to the scoreboard.

The scoreboard is just the latest in stadium enhancements that have taken place in the last year. Completed in the spring of 2015 was a new hitting area for the Bisons that included new carpeting, new nets, a drainage system around the facility, along with a retaining wall and a sidewalk that provides a pathway from the field.

In late October brand-new chair back seating was installed. The renovation included 437 dark green chair back seats, up from the original 350, which include cup holders.

Also, the new bleachers were covered with a dark green permacap. The stadium capacity has been increased to 750.