Video Screen Lights Up B-Mets Outfield

By Gabe Osterhout

July 22, 2010 Updated Jul 16, 2007 at 2:56 PM EDT

Fans coming to NYSEG stadium will be in for a treat this season.

It's a big league video screen, and is unlike anything people have seen here before.

"Traditionally, people in this area, if they wanted to see something like this, they'd have to travel to New York City or Philadelphia or a major league city. They've never had something like this to call their own," says B-Mets Video Production Director Eric Long.

The scoreboard will be like having a television at the ballpark.

Fans will be treated to new animations, movie clips, and even highlights from other Mets teams and teams throughout Major League baseball.

Another nice feature of the scoreboard is the video replay.

Say the guy next to you starts talking and you miss the action.

All you have to do is look up at the board to see what you missed.

"We cannot show anything that will show up an umpire. We can't...questionable calls, anything that might have not been called correctly. We can't egg the crowd on and get them on top of the umpire," says Long.

Five cameras are used to capture video inside the stadium.

And the video board is run by a couple of computers.

One computer sorts and plays all the clips.

The other determines what goes on the screen.

Long says this year will be more fan friendly.

He adds, if you're at a ballgame, you could end up on the big board too.

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