When fans enter Busch Stadium to take in a Cardinals game for the 2016 season Home Opener against Milwaukee, the club is promising a better fan experience, as the club steps up to meet Major League Baseball’s initiative to enhance the overall experience.
In addition to nearly completing an ungraded Wi-Fi system to handle 45,000+ fans, the club is also upgrading their two video boards. The new main videoboard will be almost three times bigger, with better resolution and brightness and the out-of-town scoreboard will be about 2.5 times bigger.
The Cardinals were not only outdone during the playoffs by the Chicago Cubs, but Joe Abernathy, vice president of stadium operations for the Cardinals, said it was time to step up their game and meet the standards set by the Central Division rivals.
“We did get upset actually when the Cubs had a better videoboard than us,” Abernathy told STLCardinals.com. “Especially with how it ended and all they’re doing now, we don’t want to be sitting behind the Cubs in anything.”