Originally Posted by dickallen15
So the Sox are a second class team because of the size of their video board. That is classic.
The good news was for a little while they had the biggest video board in the league. So they were first class, and you know what, it didn't exactly cause the turnstiles to break from overuse. Please explain.
People don't go to games because of the size of the video board. Just check 8 miles north of USCF.
The Cubs could do almost nothing to renovate Wrigley Field and people will go there in droves. It's "historic" and all that crap. Despite that, even *they* are renovating and putting in video screens the way the Red Sox have.
For the Sox - or many "non-traditionally-popular" teams - the ballpark experience, including, yes, gamewatching amenities like scoreboards and the like, are significant for attracting a person to the park and, more significantly, getting a person to return. A state-of-the-art stadium can make up for some things on the field for more dedicated fans, and certainly is much more of an attraction for the causal person looking to spend his or her dollars.
Point being, those boards in the outfield suck, and if you travel around the majors, the majority of parks have much better. That's bad.