CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Thanks to a generous donation by Carolina letterman Vaughn Bryson along with other Carolina baseball supporters, the University of North Carolina announced plans today to upgrade the scoreboard at Boshamer Stadium.
"We are very excited to add a new video board to Bryson Field at Boshamer Stadium," head coach Mike Fox said. "Vaughn has worked tirelessly these past four years raising the funds necessary for this final piece to our already spectacular facility. I would also like to extend a special thank you to the other contributors to this project."
The project calls for one of the largest video boards in college baseball as the video board will be upgraded from its current size of 10 feet tall by 14 feet wide to 14 feet 8 inches tall by 47 feet 3 inches wide with a resolution of 224 by 720.
The CBS Outdoor video board will feature a 20mm pixel pitch, which is the same technology used in Carolina's Kenan Stadium and TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, the home of the College World Series.
"This new video board will enhance the game day experience for our fans and allow us to showcase the many accomplishments of our players," Fox added.
In addition, the 9 foot 4 inch tall by 47 foot 3 inch wide LED digit scoreboard will feature white LED digits displaying programmable team names, a time-of-day clock and a pitch speed display.
The structure will also include an illuminated analog clock and backlit "CAROLINA" with two brick pillars installed on each side of the displays and interlocking NC logos on each pillar.
The project will be completed in time for the 2013 season.