The Richmond Flying Squirrels, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Elephant Auto Insurance broke ground Tuesday afternoon on construction of a new marquee and digital message center outside The Diamond.
The top portion of the new marquee reads “The Diamond” with the Flying Squirrels, VCU, and Elephant logos underneath. The new marquee will replace the antiquated static marquee that has been in front of The Diamond since the ballpark was built in 1985.
The lower tier of the marquee features a digital message screen with 39 square feet of space in 16mm RGB. The marquee will display news, promotions, and information while being highly-visible to the 44,000 daily passengers along the Boulevard.
The Diamond is home to both the Flying Squirrels and VCU Baseball. VCU hosts more than 40 games and events at the facility each year, starting with practice in January. The Flying Squirrels operate from The Diamond year-round and play 70 home games each season. Additionally, the Flying Squirrels host numerous community events and meetings at the ballpark throughout the year.