Tigers fans will be greeted to a few new amenities at Opening Day this year.
New food items. New beverages. New players. And a giant new high-definition scoreboard in left field.
“It’s a thumbs up,” said Herb Wendt, 49, of Port Huron, who came to the game with his wife and 13-year-old daughter.
The new video board is the largest in the state and spans 60,000 square feet, a big upgrade over the original that stretched just 1,200 square feet. The new one is the fourth largest in Major League Baseball.
“It’s awesome. I’m ready to see it in action,” said Scott Wright of Battle Creek, who came with his 13-year-old son Caleb. It’s their first Opening Day. “I’m ready to see a bunch of zeros on the Red Sox side. That’s what I’m ready to see.”
Aaron Metcalf, 25, of Mecosta has a perfect view of the new scoreboard because he’ll be watching the game from the standing-room only area behind home plate. He never had any problems with the old board, but the new one is on “a whole different level.”
“Way better than the old one,” he said. “It’s clear and more up to date.”