SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA. (August 9, 2018) – This summer at the Little League Baseball® World Series, fans and players from around the world will get to enjoy a new in-game experience thanks to the addition of three state-of-the-art LED Video Display Scoreboards. Thanks to the continued support from the Easton family and the Easton Foundations, the two scoreboards located at each of the two stadiums have been replaced with new displays. A brand new third display board has been added along the back of Howard J. Lamade Stadium, which will offer fans throughout the concourse a unique game-day experience.
“Providing our players, coaches, volunteers, and fans with a memorable experience during their time at the Little League Baseball World Series each year is a central element of our planning, and thanks to the support from the Easton Foundations, we can create a brand-new experience this year,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and CEO. “The new video scoreboards, and equally important, the new video board along our main concourse, will allow fans to keep informed of important updates, enjoy exciting interactive displays, social interactions, and activities, and most of all create memorable moments with their family and friends here in Williamsport.”
The decision to replace the old scoreboards, which were installed in the summer of 2009, was made after assessing the difficulty and cost to repair the old boards compared with installation of the new scoreboards. With very similar costs, and the support from the Easton Foundation, the decision was made to replace the boards and provide fully functional video display boards that will offer a unique and memorable experience throughout the complex.
Howard J. Lamade Stadium Scoreboard
Measuring 57 feet wide and 18 feet tall, the newly designed video scoreboard at Howard J. Lamade Stadium offers fans in every area of the stadium, including the iconic Lamade Hill, a clean and exciting inside look at all the LLBWS games. With an impressive 1,100 percent more pixels than the previous video display, the new video scoreboard is capable of full-screen display and will include in-game enhancements such as video features, animated logos, interactive games, and more.
Volunteer Stadium Scoreboard
Measuring 29 feet wide and 18 feet tall, and a video display more than 500 percent more pixels than before, the vibrant new display at Volunteer Stadium will bring all the excitement of the LLBWS to life for fans, players, and volunteers alike. Along with all the functionalities of the board at Lamade Stadium, the board at Volunteer Stadium will offer a memorable experience during the Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, August 16, as well as the unforgettable Little League Challenger Exhibition Game on Saturday, August 25.
Little League Concourse Video Board
Along with the updated scoreboards inside the stadium this year, a brand-new board will be installed behind Lamade Stadium to provide fans with an easy and exciting way to keep up with all the latest information and resources while walking around the complex. The new display measures 22 feet wide and 11 and a half feet tall and is mounted behind home plate of Lamade Stadium, just across from the Family Fun Zone on the main concourse. The new display board will provide welcome messages and information to fans as they enter the complex, display exciting social media posts from fans, share important updates and games schedules, provide important resources and directions, and more.
Fans are encouraged to come out to experience the three Nevco display boards, which will offer fans and players an exciting and unforgettable new experience with interactive features, developed with assistance of Hype Graphics and Motion Rocket, by visiting the Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., from August 16-26. For more information on the Little League Baseball World Series, visit LittleLeague.org.
About Little League®
Founded in 1939, Little League® Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with nearly 2.4 million players and one million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and more than 80 other countries. During its nearly 80 years of existence, Little League has seen more than 40 million honored graduates, including public officials, professional athletes, award-winning artists, and a variety of other influential members of society. Each year, millions of people follow the hard work, dedication, and sportsmanship that Little Leaguers® display at our seven baseball and softball World Series events, the premier tournaments in youth sports. For more information, visit LittleLeague.org, and follow Little League on Facebook (facebook.com/LittleLeague), Twitter (twitter.com/LittleLeague), and Instagram (Instagram.com/LittleLeague).
About Nevco: Nevco is the largest private manufacturer and provider of video display, scoring and audio solutions. For over 80 years, Nevco has provided colleges, universities, high schools, park and recreation groups, and other organizations with the most innovative scoring and LED video display products in the industry. Nevco is known for its specialty in designing custom facility solutions, quality of products, and superior long term financial value. Today, Nevco scoreboards, message centers and video displays are used to enhance the fan experience at events in more than 100,000 locations around the world. For more information on Nevco, visit their website at www.nevco.com.