April 26, 2013
BERKELEY - As a part of the major upgrade to Evans Diamond, home of Golden Bear baseball program since 1933, the structural steel beams were set in place this week in preparation for the unveiling of for the new scoreboard/video board May 10 when Cal hosts Arizona State at 6 p.m. for the first game of the three-game series versus the Sun Devils.
The new scoreboard/video board will be located in the left center field power alley and will be a 43 foot tall by 38 feet wide structure that will include game information displays (balls, strikes, out, etc.), an inning by inning fully electronic line score, advertising and donor graphic panels, and a state of the art high definition 16 mm resolution video replay screen measuring 14 feet tall by 24 feet wide.
Using low energy LED illumination technology, the new scoreboard/video board will replace the existing scoreboard in right center field that sits near the east stands of Edwards Track Stadium (Goldman Field). The old scoreboard was built in 1985 and was named in honor of George Wolfman, Cal baseball coach from 1955-73, who led the Bears to the 1957 College World Series title.
"The new scoreboard, thanks to very generous private donors, will change the way fans experience Cal baseball," said Bob Milano, Jr., Cal Assistant Athletic Director for Capital Projects. "Campus Capital Projects, Overaa Construction, and Brereton Architects, all came together to make this happen quickly and with minimal impact on the student-athletes. Cal Athletics thanks all of them for their contributions."
The new scoreboard/video board is part of the major improvements to grace Evans Diamond this season, which included the installation of new lights that were unveiled March 28 in the first-ever night game at Evans Diamond. Tom Wolfman, Larree Renda, Stu Gordon, Dave Amoroso and Tom Hornaday have all made the Evans Diamond lights and scoreboard/video board project possible through their generosity.