PEARL- The Mississippi Braves have unveiled a plan for a brand new HD video board.
The M-Braves plan to build a new high definition video board at Trustmark park before the start of the 2017 season. The board will stand 68 feet wide by 28 feet high (1,904 square feet).
It will be a state-of-the-art Panasonic HD video board that is approximately four times larger than the previous video display. It will be the largest single display in the Southern League and the largest in Central and South Mississippi.
“We are excited to bring this new technology to Trustmark Park,” said M-Braves General Manager Steve DeSalvo. “The fans will immediately notice the enhanced experience as we strive to continue providing affordable, quality family entertainment. We can’t wait for fans to see the board and all that we have planned for the 2017 season.”
The board is the largest capital expense improvement since the construction of the stadium when the Double-A Braves opened Trustmark Park in 2005. With this project, the Trustmark Park Control room and equipment will also be updated to HD levels. Previously the controls were all standard definition.
DeSalvo also announced that food would be coming back in house.
“We are extremely excited to have this opportunity to bring our food service to a while new level,” commented DeSalvo. “I believe all of our fans will be very pleased with the changes we are making and the exceptional customer service we will provide. Great food is a very special part of baseball games, and our goal is to offer outstanding quality and an outstanding selection to our fans.”
This is a blast from the past because for the first 11 years at Trustmark Park the Braves ran its own Food and Beverage Department. They are regaining control of that department for it’s 13th season.
The season is set to open on Thursday, April 6 against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Season tickets, mini plans, flex plans and single-game tickets are on sale now. For more information call 888-BRAVES4 or stop by their front office Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Here is the full audio from the press conference:
(General Manager Steve DeSalvo.)