BEAUMONT - FROM SMG
SMG, the management company of Ford Park, has announced that it has teamed up with Fort Worth-based Watchmesports.com to stream baseball and softball tournament games live from Ford Fields over the Internet. Ford Fields, already one of the premiere youth baseball/softball complexes in the US hosting 8000 youth games in 2012 and home to Lamar University softball, is now one of a very select few facilities in the entire country that has all fields wired with professional video cameras, audio, high-speed bandwidth, and sophisticated player software has many of the features of a television broadcasted game - pitch count, run count, and runner base position graphics.
"We are absolutely thrilled to be on the leading edge of youth sports tournaments and complexes; being able to offer parents, grandparents, and friends the ability to watch these exciting games even though they cannot physically make it out to the ball park. The live streaming of games gives teams one more reason to choose tournaments at Ford Park over competing tournaments in the region," said John Hughes, General Manager of Ford Park. "Providing families with the ability to share in their sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, or nieces and nephews special moments scoring the winning run or catching the final out, despite their geographic location, is what it's all about."
To view the live and archived game streams, go to fordpark.com, create an account, and for just $14.95 you can watch ALL games during a weekend tournament LIVE as well as re-watch those games for up to one year. For an additional $4.95 you can download a particular game to your computer and edit the footage, or burn to a DVD - perfect for creating your favorite player's own personal highlight reel! (Prices may be subject to taxes and/or service fees.)
About Ford Park
Ford Park is strategically located on Interstate Highway 10 between Houston and Lake Charles and serves a market area of 1.5 million people with-in a one hour drive. Ford Park consists of the 14,000 seat Ford Pavilion, the 8,500 seat Ford Arena, the 48,000 sq. ft. Ford Exhibit Hall with 8 meeting rooms and a business center, Ford Midway with two covered barns & 9-acres of paved festival grounds, Ford Fields with 12 ball diamonds, a Regional Visitors Center, and several other privately developed and managed businesses complimentary to Ford Park. For additional information, visit www.fordpark.com. Ford Park is managed by SMG.
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 220 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Solider Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston's Reliant Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.