This is shaping up to be a big year for the Omaha Storm Chasers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League), and here’s another plus for fans: the team will be installing a new LED videoboard at Werner Park.
The Storm Chasers and Werner Park are hosting the 2015 Triple-A All-Star Game — a big showcase for the team and the ballpark. The experience will be enhanced by the new videoboard, approved last week by Sarpy County Board of Commissioners.
”I’d like to thank the Sarpy County Commissioners for their continued support of Werner Park. As we prepare to bring in out-of-town visitors this summer for the First National Bank 2015 Triple-A All-Star Game and our 72 regular season games the video board will add greatly to the fan experience,” said Gary Green, Omaha Storm Chasers owner. “We’re very happy to partner with Sarpy County for this new amenity.”
The new LED video display will be produced by Daktronics. Comparable to video displays found in Major League ballparks, the Storm Chasers will invest to upgrade cameras and other equipment to maximize the display quality.
“Fan experience is crucial to the Storm Chasers success. This improvement will continue Werner Park’s reputation as a premier venue and destination for national events like the First National Bank 2015 Triple-A All-Star Game,” said Martie Cordaro, President and General Manager of the Omaha Storm Chasers. “It reflects the Major League talent we have seen on the field, the standards of the Omaha Metro and its attraction of major sporting events and the increasing visibility of Minor League Baseball.”
Indeed: the Storm Chasers and Werner Park have quietly become success stories in Triple-A and Minor League Baseball following the move of the team from Rosenblatt Stadium and the rebranding of the Omaha Royals.