Thursday, October 1, 2015

Capitol - Your Illinois News Radar » Rehab groups in big trouble, but the Cell is getting new scoreboards

U.S. Cellular Field will have three new outfield video boards next year—including a new center-field video board that is more than four times the size of the current one—under a renovation approved by the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority.

The public agency that owns and operates the Chicago White Sox's home stadium will foot the $7.3 million bill for the three new signs, which are slated to be ready for the start of the team's 2016 season.

Most prominent in the upgrade will be a roughly 6,500-square-foot video board in center field that will dramatically alter the park's backdrop. It will replace the existing 1,484-square-foot video board that was installed in 2003 and is the smallest among main video boards at all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums. The new board will be one of the 10 largest in the league, according to ISFA.

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