Standing 20 feet high and 36 feet wide, the new display from Daktronics will dwarf the original videoboard, which measured 13 feet high and 17 feet wide. The previous model will be retired after 11 years of admirable standard-definition service. At over 720 square feet, the new videoboard is nearly 3½ times the size of the previous screen (221 square feet).
In addition to the new videoboard, the Mustangs will also be unveiling a new beer stand located directly behind home plate, which will serve Budweiser, Miller, Coors and other popular brands of beer and wine. The new beer stand is the product of a unique and special partnership between the Mustangs and the Mustangs Boosters, the charitable organization of dedicated Mustangs fans who handle all the beer and wine sales at Dehler Park.
“This new videoboard is going to put Dehler Park on the map,” said Billings Mayor Bill Cole. “The image quality and computer versatility are state-of-the-art. Our new videoboard is going to be great, not just for baseball but for other entertainment events as well. This will allow us to meet public expectations for years into the future.”
“This spectacular new videoboard is a towering home run for everyone who comes to Dehler Park,” said Mustangs owner Dave Heller. “We are going to offer our fans state-of-the-art graphics and video, and really give the park a major league feel. I want to thank Mayor Cole, the Billings City Council and everyone in Billings city government for working with us to keep Dehler Park the very best Minor League ballpark in the entire region.”
Fans will have their first chance to see the new videoboard on Opening Night, Friday, June 14.