GoVision Helps Salute the Troops at Pop-Up Stadium
Fort Bragg hosts first regular-season MLB game ever played on military base July 3
FORT BRAGG, NC (July 11, 2016) – Baseball parks across the nation were ablaze in red, white and blue last weekend as patriotic fans celebrated the nation’s 240th Independence Day. But Major League Baseball wanted to stage something uniquely special to honor America’s men and women in uniform, and GoVision was there to help.
MLB hired Toronto-based BaAM Productions to construct a temporary 12,500-seat ballpark on an abandoned golf course at Fort Bragg, which was the setting for the July 3 game between the Atlanta Braves and Florida Marlins. The Salute-the-Troops game is believed to be the first regular-season Major League game ever played at a military installation.
The pop-up stadium featured a massive 30’ x 54’ LED wall comprised of lightweight GV6mm panels, as well as more than 80 feet of ultra-light GV10CF LED ribbon board, all provided by GoVision L.P.
“We love being involved in ‘first-ever’ events like this, because they always come with unique challenges that test our creativity, flexibility and ingenuity,” said Scott McKinnon, Partner and VP of Sales & Marketing for Argyle, Tex.-based GoVision. “We appreciate BaAM for inviting us to work on this extraordinary event that not only showcased our capabilities but allowed us to show our gratitude to America’s military.”
Fort Bragg – home of the 82nd Airborne Division – will now convert the site into softball and recreational fields to be enjoyed by residents of the base.
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GoVision L.P. (jumbo.tv), a Learfield company, is a premier provider of large-scale LED video displays and related services specializing in state-of-the-art mobile and modular LED technology, closed circuit TV, creative/content services, custom design, fabrication and installation. Our full-service LED solutions span from the most complex modular configurations, custom built to any size, to North America’s largest fleet of turnkey mobile units. GoVision prides itself on delivering “More Ways to Get Noticed” through exceptional customer service, innovative design and a relentless pursuit of perfection in the unpredictable event business. GoVision has provided broadcast and production support for countless national events, including the 55th (Bush), 56th and 57th (Obama) Presidential Inaugurations, the 2015 Papal Visit, Major League Baseball and NBA All Star Games, NCAA Final Fours, the 2012 Ryder Cup and U.S. Open Championships and the 100th Anniversary Scouting Jamboree. It is the screen provider of AT&T Stadium Plaza, Bristol Motor Speedway, TCU, several college football programs and PGA tournaments. GoVision is based in Argyle, Texas, with offices in Los Angeles and Napa, California, Portland, Oregon and Las Vegas.
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