Dick Howser Stadium could receive major upgrades in the coming years, as Florida State University is raising funds for future renovations.
Once the 2018 season begins, Dick Howser Stadium will debut a notable addition in the form of a new videoboard. According to numbers from FSU, the new Panasonic display will come in at 60.5 feet wide and 32.75 feet tall, with 1,981 square feet of video. With those dimensions, the new videoboard is expected to be the second largest in college baseball, trailing only the display that was installed at Mississippi State’s Dudy Noble Field prior to the 2017 season.
Down the road, Dick Howser Stadium could receive even more improvements. FSU is mulling a variety of upgrades to the facility, including improved dugouts and lighting, along with new grandstand seating, renovated open-air suites, concourse improvements, and other overhauls to both the fan and player experiences. Currently, the university is working to raise funds for the project. More from the Tallahassee Democrat:
FSU is currently in the process of fundraising for a roughly $25 million project designed by Gensler architects along with EMI Architects to completely update the stadium.
The administration has the option to do the renovations in $5 million phases, but there is also the option to do more than one phase at a time.
“It’s a pretty comprehensive program,” Associate Athletics Director for Facilities and Event Management Bernie Waxman, who is running point for the project, told the Tallahassee Democrat.
“It’s been 15 years since we’ve done anything substantial so we’re due for upgrades. It’s just time.”
If the larger renovation project does move forward, it would comprise the most elaborate set of upgrades that Dick Howser Stadium has received since 2004.
Videoboard rending courtesy Florida State University.