Globe Life Field Will Feature Glass-Enclosed PA Booth
As part of a broader update on the in-house video system at Globe Life Field, which will include approximately $10M worth of Daktronics LED displays, the MLB Rangers said that PA announcer Chuck Morgan will "make announcements from a glass-enclosed booth on the main concourse" of the new ballpark, according to Evan Grant of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The 550-square-foot booth will "sit directly behind home plate on the main concourse," where fans will be able to interact with Morgan. The move will take Morgan, who also serves as the club’s Exec VP/Ballpark Entertainment, "out of the main video control booth," which will "control the nine Daktronics video and scoreboards throughout the stadium seating bowl and on the concourses." The biggest of those boards will "sit in right field and will measure 58 feet in height by 150 feet in length," making for a 43% increase in size over the current right field board at Globe Life Park. There will also be "an auxiliary board in left field, just as currently exists at Globe Life Park, and an out of town scoreboard in center field." The ribbon panels will be "capable of producing 924 feet of continuous lighting effects around the stadium seating bowl" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 5/7).