The Iowa Cubs open the Pacific Coast League baseball season at home Thursday against Albuquerque and fans will see a number of changes to their stadium in Des Moines.
I-Cubs spokesman Jeff Lantz says they spent just under seven millions dollars on a new video, scoreboard. It has a message board and old fashioned hand operated scoreboard.
Lantz says just over one thousand seats have been added to the Stadium including a new bleacher area in right field. He says the outfield bleachers give the park a major league feel. Lantz says the seating has been changed with every seat in the ballpark being brand new. He says down the lines, the seats are all angled towards home plate instead of facing forward.
Lantz says there is also a place for youngsters who may get restless during the game. It’s a big playland with a maze of tunnels and slides that he says kids can get lost in. First pitch is 3:05 on Thursday.