Sports Authority Approves U.S. Cellular Name

The Illinois Sports Facilities Authority approved the naming change from Comiskey Park to U.S. Cellular Field on Monday, making the 20-year $68 million deal official.

Following the approval, the White Sox revealed the rennovations that will be ready on opening day, Friday, April 4 against the Detroit Tigers.

The renovations include three new video screens: One being a "state-of-the-art" scoreboard screen in center, which is almost twice the size of the one previous; along with two 300-foot-long LED video display screens along the front of the upper deck that will be the largest continuous video ribbon boards in MLB and the highest-resolution video ribbons in professional sports.

Other changes to the ballpark are as follows:
>A "fan deck" was built on the center-field concourse. The fan deck, which will be open to all fans, will consist of patio tables, food and beverages.
>The outfield concourse canopy has been painted a dark gray, while pedestrian ramps and seating area concrete has been stained dark gray.
>A brick overlay and stainless steel countertops have been added to the outfield and upperdeck concourses, matching the lowerdeck concourse renovations of last season.
>Iron gateways and lamps were added above aisles in the outfield.


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