The Springfield Lucky Horseshoes are elated to announce the construction of a brand new, state-of-the-art videoboard at Robin Roberts Stadium that is scheduled to be installed prior to Opening Day on May 31st.

When completed, the videoboard will be located just beyond the outfield wall in left center field, utilizing the current structure. At a measurement of 32 feet wide by 14.3 feet, the LED video board will be the largest of its kind in Springfield. Sitting atop the structure will be the Lucky Horseshoes word-mark complete with neon lights that will shine bright in the night sky.

The new video board will enhance the fan experience by providing live stats and headshots, live fan-cam footage, new animations, as well as new ways for ‘Shoes partners to reach their audience via digital advertisements and commercials.

The Lucky Horseshoes will be working with local Ace Sign Company who will oversee the construction of the new video board. Ace Sign Company has been a part of the Springfield Community for over 80 years and has had its work highlighted at marquis events such as Super Bowl XLVIII. Their work can be seen around the Capital City at numerous local colleges including Lincoln Land Community College, University of Illinois-Springfield, Illinois College, and more.

“This board will be a game changer! Fans will experience the authentic neon glow high above the ballpark… alongside the largest sports video board in the community. Just like our company mission, this project will truly be “built to inspire”. Ace Sign Co. is excited for our continued partnership with the Shoes in our hometown of Springfield, IL, said CXO Scott Bringuet.

The ‘Shoes strive to stay local, and this project was no exception. Central Illinois based Watchfire will be producing the videoboard. Robin Roberts Stadium adds to an impressive lineup of facilities that use Watchfire videoboards, which also includes those of the Houston Astros, San Jose Giants, Gateway Grizzlies, and fellow Prospect League club Danville Dans.

The ‘Shoes are equally as excited to show off the new video board when it’s scheduled to be completed in May.

“Our ownership group is committed to the long term viability of baseball here in Springfield and we believe this project will set the tone for future stadium renovations as we will constantly look to improve the fan experience at Robin Roberts Stadium!” said ‘Shoes Chief Storyteller Jamie Toole.

‘Shoes Manager Zach George is equally as excited to add to the player experience this upcoming Summer. “Our new video board is a huge upgrade from our previous scoreboard. We’ll now be able to show our players faces, hometowns, and more information promoting them that would be otherwise un-viewable, allowing the fans to learn, and build a connection with our players. It’ll be great under the lights at Robin Roberts Stadium!”

The ‘Shoes 2023 Prospect League Season opens on Wednesday, May 31st at 6:30 PM. Season Tickets and Ticket Packages are on sale now at Tickets.ShoesBaseball.Com.