Baseball season is upon us and teams are gearing up for their upcoming baseball season. The Hartford Yard Goats Baseball Club, the Double-A Eastern League Affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, is about to begin their second season at Dunkin Donuts Park with achievements to hang their hat on. The Yard Goats were named the 2017 Team of the Year by ballparkdigest.com, an accolade awarded to the club that featured increased attendance, improved operations, and a strong fan following. Dunkin Donuts Park was also crowned Ballpark of the Year by ballparkdigest.com, beating out brand new Major League ballparks! This award goes to a new or remodeled baseball stadium with the best mix of fan amenities, architectural design, appearance, and site selection.
In addition to these awards from ballparkdigest.com, the Yard Goat's General Manager, Tim Restall, was named the 2017 Eastern League Executive of the Year.
Media Support Group was proud to play a part in this success by providing the video replay system for the ballpark. This integration involves fans by pushing content, live feeds, and replay to the video board, as well as providing a live feed of the game throughout the ballpark mezzanine, concession stands, and suite TV's.
The system features multiple camera connection points around the ballpark utilizing fiber technology and a Sony PTZ camera mounted in centerfield. Ikegami cameras handle the main camera angles, while a Wave Central wireless camera system is used to capture crowd shots.
The system is centered around Ross video equipment that includes switching, graphics, and video distribution. Other equipment that makes up this impressive system includes AJA recorders, Abekas replay systems, and a Clear-Com intercom system.
Check out video footage from a Yard Goats game last year!
The Hartford Yard Goats begin their season on April 5th at home against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. For more info on the team, check out their website - YARDGOATSBASEBALL.COM.