I can't access FB or photobucket from work. If you look at some of the videos where they show a homerun from the past two days, you can see it momentarily. It's nearly the size of the giant video scoreboard, and it extendes from where the Citgo sign used to be (it's been removed) and goes below the wall, covering some of the past division banners.
The FB page with a picture is Footer's Astros page, not her personal page (she has two).
On the video page, the clip for Bixler's homer shows it.
Here's the picture of the construction so far. This is from a post on Footer's FB page;
I and a friend were at the game today, and saw that also. I had a crazy idea (based on no facts or knowledge):
They are going to take out part of the Crawford boxes in the off-season and move the fence back in LF, deleting the manual scoreboard. That new construction will then hold a new electronic scoreboard. They will also flatten Tal's hill and move the CF fence in a little.
That would make me sad, the boxes and the super-deep CF add character and variety to the park. I can't stand places like Turner Field that have one, long, evenly-curved, boring OF wall.
But there's a more practical consideration as well; the fanbase likes sitting out there, and they don't want to losing seating. The Boxes are generally at least mostly full even when a scrub team is in town and the rest of the stadium has fields of empty seats.
It just...seems too big to be advertising. I mean, I'd like to THINK they wouldn't plaster that much advertising right there, over that nice wall and partially block the outside view.
But...what else COULD it be besides advertising, a video board or an out-of-town scoreboard? I can't even think of anything.
Why add MORE seats? They can't fill the ones they have as it is.
I'd replace the train with a space shuttle...
I doubt it would affect the grass if it is permanent. The sun moves during the day and during the year.
Video Screen makes sense to me because if you have seats around RF, there really isn't a big screen to look at.