Auburn University announced several upgrades to Samford Stadium-Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park for the 2017 season, including a new high-def scoreboard, new seating and a new sound system.
Most notable will be the construction of a new state-of-the-art high-definition video board in left-centerfield. Measuring 24’0″ x 62’4″, the new video board project will also include a new and improved ballpark sound system aimed at enhancing fan experience.
Additionally, Auburn will replace the stadium’s chair back seating as well as adding a new LED light system.
Originally completed in 1950, Plainsman Park (capacity 4,096) underwent a major renovation in 1996 and has had multiple additions completed in the subsequent years. In 2016 it was named one of the top ballparks in the country by D1 Baseball.
The 1996 remodel was designed with an old-time baseball feel while also holding true with architectural elements featured prominently on the Auburn campus. The ballpark features the brick backstop of Wrigley Field, the dark green chair backs seats of Camden Yards and the Green Monster of Fenway Park.
Image by Wade Rackley, courtesy Auburn Athletics.