Capital Credit Union Park
July 30, 2019
Capital Credit Union Park is a multi-purpose stadium in Ashwaubenon with a total capacity of 3,300 people and includes six private suites. The stadium is home to the Green Bay Booyah of the Northwoods League; the Green Bay Voyageurs FC of USL League Two; and hosts a variety of community events. Going along with the baseball team's name, the ballpark features the world's largest booyah kettle (2,000 gallons)
Working closely with the RODAC Development, the Village of Ashwaubenon and Big Top Baseball, Northern Electric was able to help overcome obstacles that came into play not long after the start of construction. Issues ranged from exceptional snowmelt and rainfall, design concerns and an advanced schedule. Northern Electric and its outstanding team of subcontractors was able to complete the project as planned and the stadium opened on time.
One of the challenging parts of the project was the late addition of a LED Ribbon Board. The LED ribbon board was designed specifically for Capital Park Stadium to display advertisements, animations, promotions, scores and statistics. The ribbon board provides a bright and uniform image whether it is a daytime or nighttime event.
Based on a narrative that was provided for the equipment, NEI worked with the Village, the Construction Manager, Engineer and Big Top Baseball to provide power and communications wiring to the ribbon board. Once all data was collected NEI provided updated electrical and site drawings for the installation. Some of the details for the ribbon board are:
- The ribbon board measures 17.4 feet high by 157.5 feet long.
- There are 150 separate high resolution LED cabinets that make up the display as it wraps around a large portion of the outfield wall
- Each of the 150 LED display panels have (9) – 208 volt power supplies, for a total of 1350 power supplies
- The main electrical service for the Ballpark was increased from 1,600 amps to 2,500 amps to accommodate the power requirements of the ribbon board.
- The ribbon board is fed from a 600 amp 480 volt outdoor switchboard that also includes (2) – 112.5 KVA transformers and (2) – 400 amp 208Y/120 volt panelboards. This equipment was installed on a dedicated pad near the boards.
- NEI assisted in design requirements for the communications infrastructure needed to operate the ribbon board
- NEI provided all structured cabling for the ribbon board including underground fiber optic cable from the Press Box IDF to the Ribbon Board fiber optic patch panels. Also included data cabling from fiber patch panels to individual LED display panels.