A large LED wall and ribbon board were installed in a baseball stadium recently constructed on an abandoned golf course at Fort Bragg military base in North Carolina.
Major League Baseball hired Toronto-based BaAM Productions to construct the temporary 12,500-seat ballpark, which was the setting for a July 3 game between the Atlanta Braves and Florida Marlins, according to a press release from GoVision, L.P., a provider of large-scale LED video displays and related services. The Salute-the-Troops game is believed to be the first regular-season Major League game ever played at a military installation.
The pop-up stadium featured a 30-foot x 54-foot LED wall comprised of lightweight GV6-mm panels and more than 80 feet of ultra-light GV10CF LED ribbon board, all provided by GoVision L.P.
"We love being involved in 'first-ever' events like this, because they always come with unique challenges that test our creativity, flexibility and ingenuity," said Scott McKinnon, partner and vice president of sales and marketing for GoVision. "We appreciate BaAM for inviting us to work on this extraordinary event that not only showcased our capabilities but allowed us to show our gratitude to America's military."
Fort Bragg, home of the 82nd Airborne Division, will convert the site into softball and recreational fields for the base's residents.
Photo courtesy of GoVision L.P.