Curry College Adds Digital Scoreboard, Baseball Bleachers

Curry College is reaching the finish line of a four-month athletic facilities renovation project.

The Massachusetts-based institution upgraded its baseball stadium, Jack Vallely Diamond, with new bleachers, while school’s football field, Walter M. Katz Field, received a brand-new digital scoreboard just in time for its home opener.

curryA recent story from The Currier Times, the student-run newspaper at Curry College, went into detail about the additions to the Colonels’ athletic department.

Below is an excerpt from The Currier Times story.

These two changes were long overdue for both fields, according to Curry athletics officials.

“We knew we would need to replace the old scoreboard about 2-3 years ago,” said Vinnie Eruzione, Curry Athletic Director. “It started to malfunction last spring, and it was decided to get a new scoreboard.”

When the decision to move forward was made, the Athletics department invested in a video board instead of your typical scoreboard.

curry“We thought the video board would add more excitement to our games at Katz Field as well as give us the opportunity to promote our athletic department, teams and student-athletes better,” Eruzione added.

The Jack Vallely Diamond was in much more desperate need of a place to watch the games. Fans would have lawn chairs set up in the parking lot while other parents and students would be standing along the fence down the left field line, with the chance of getting hit with a foul ball very high.

Now the bleachers are set up directly behind the field’s backstop, go 12 rows back, and are blocked off by the netting. There is even a section for the school’s staff to set up the video camera and scorekeeping table directly behind home plate.

The new scoreboard has received just as much recognition.

“They seem to love it,” Eruzione added, “more we get to learn what it can do, the more we will be able to utilize it [scoreboard] even further.”

To read the full story from The Currier Times, click here.