While the Cleveland Indians wrapped up spring training in Goodyear, Ariz., highly trained and highly skilled electrical workers put the finishing touches to major off-season renovations at Progressive Field.
For the second consecutive baseball offseason, area tradesmen and tradeswomen spent the fall and winter transforming Progressive Field from its initial 20-year-old design into a stadium designed to bring baseball fans back to the “Corner of Carnegie and Ontario.”
The second phase of renovations included a new club area behind home plate for Diamond and Field Box Front season ticket holders, expansion of various concession stands, replacing seats with drinking rails in left field and new scoreboards.
Originally called Jacob’s Field, the ballpark’s first phase of renovation work helped bring the venue into the 21st century. The second phase of work will help the facility remain one of the top ballparks in the country.
Besides wiring the new concession stands, electrical workers employed by Electrician Work contractors also made one of the most dramatic visual improvements to the stadium.
One of the most obvious updates fans noticed was the new, larger main scoreboard in center field, which replaced an older 11-year-old scoreboard. This new, high-definition scoreboard measures in at 13,039 square feet (59 feet high by 221 feet wide).
It was installed in conjunction with new “ribbon boards,” thin panels that adorn the upper level and display stats and ads. The out-of-town scoreboards embedded within the left field wall also were replaced, as was the stadium’s sound system.
The Indians trusted the installation of their state-of-the-art scoreboards to only the area’s highly trained and highly skilled electrical workers. By hiring an Electricians Work contractor, the Tribe was assured the project would be completed safely and be finished on time and on or under budget.
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