When visitors headed to David Allen Memorial Ballpark in Enid, Oklahoma, to attend the 2021 National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Baseball World Series in May, they followed the action on a new 19′ X 35′ video board manufactured by Watchfire Signs.
David Allen Memorial Ballpark serves as the home field for Enid High School Baseball and Northern Oklahoma College Baseball and hosts more than 400 games a year, including several high-profile tournaments.
The Watchfire 16mm video board, installed by Kline Sign, replaces a 13-year old fixed-digit combination scoreboard and video board. The virtual scoreboard allows the park to personalize the board with team branding, and the LED video display is to keep score, showcase players, energize fans, and provide advertising opportunities. The live video capability enhances fan engagement with crowd camera shots and live action from the game.
The ballpark uses Watchfire Ignite Sports software to score the game and entertain the crowd. The built-in editor is used to create player profiles for teams playing at the ballpark.
Sam Robinson, CFO of Enid Public Schools, says, “Enid Public Schools is very excited to have the new video board; it has received praise from everyone who visits the ballpark.”
Now, the City of Enid is considering hosting outdoor movie nights and concerts using the board.