The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (independent; Atlantic League) are preparing to debut Regency Furniture Stadium‘s latest upgrades, highlighted by a new videoboard.
Over the offseason, the Blue Clubs replaced their previous video display in right-center field with a new board from Daktronics. It is being touted as a major improvement to the ballpark by Blue Crabs officials, as it is not only expected to offer a better picture quality than the ballpark’s former display, but should come with improved functionalities (such as up-to-the-minute stats, and other features).
The new videoboard is not the only change that will be noticeable at the ballpark this season. Renovations are being made to Regency Furniture Stadium’s merchandise store, and the Blue Crabs also extended the ballpark’s protective netting. More from SoMdNews.com:
Watching the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs play last season at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, fans might have noticed a black ding on one of the panels on the video board out in center right field.
That video board is gone, and in its place sits a brand-new colorful and humongous video board to show everything from the kiss cam, to fan of the night, to players stats during the games.
“It’s one of the single most exciting changes to the stadium in the 12 years that we have been here,” Blue Crabs director of operations Tim Lillis said. “That is a huge improvement to the ballpark this year that fans will take notice to right away. The old board definitely looked 12 years old.”
Like other Atlantic League ballparks, Regency Furniture Stadium is now equipped with the TrackMan radar system–part of a three-year partnership between the Atlantic League and Major League Baseball that is starting this season. The Blue Crabs begin their season on the road with a series against the Sugar Land Skeeters starting Thursday, before returning for their home opener on May 3 to face the Lancaster Barnstormers.