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Zephyrs unveil improvements for 2014

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New Orleans Zephyrs

Some good news out of Louisiana, where the New Orleans Zephyrs (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) unveiled Zephyr Field upgrades for the 2014 season.

Work has concluded on enhancements to the ballpark's concourses, electrical systems, field lighting and scoreboard, as overseen by the Zephyrs front office and the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District (LSED). The concourse has been re-surfaced to make it weather-resistant, resulting in less slippery conditions during rainy weather. Fans will also notice improved lighting on the concourse and entrance ramps, part of a reworking of the electrical system which also includes the front office and clubhouses to make the facility more energy efficient.

"The ballpark is in better shape today than it was 10 years ago," said Zephyrs General Manager Mike Schline. "The Zephyrs and LSED have worked diligently to make the stadium the best it can be, and this is just the latest in a series of improvements concentrated on enriching the experience of the fans."

Additionally, the ballpark's lights will feature new lamps, achieving the highest minor league standards for infield and outfield lighting. And one year after the installation of a larger videoboard, the scoreboard will include a new LED linescore.

"The LSED is committed to Zephyr Field and professional baseball in Jefferson Parish," said LSED Chairman of the Board Ron Forman. "These recently completed projects, along with those planned for the future, will ensure that the Zephyrs' home venue will be enjoyed by baseball fans for years to come. We are excited about what the future has in store for the facility."

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