McKinney ISD baseball and softball fields to receive new technology

McKinney ISD stadium entrance
MuscoVision currently broadcasts all football and soccer games played at McKinney ISD Stadium. (Courtesy McKinney ISD)

MuscoVision currently broadcasts all football and soccer games played at McKinney ISD Stadium. (Courtesy McKinney ISD)

Baseball and softball fields at all three McKinney ISD high schools will receive new broadcasting systems this year.

MISD’s school board approved a $137,600 proposal at an Oct. 26 meeting from Musco Sports Lighting, the company that provides the current broadcasting system at MISD Stadium. MuscoVision broadcasts all football and soccer games played at the stadium.

The proposal includes a $15,000 contingency for any unforeseen conditions. All unused contingency funds will be refunded to the district at the end of the project.

The district’s facilities department is assisting the athletic department with the installation of the broadcasting systems, which are expected to be completed before baseball season. Patrons will be able to subscribe to MuscoVision to watch live games or view them on demand. Revenue will be split between MISD and Musco Sports Lighting; 70% will go to the district and 30% will go to Musco.

The district will provide internet access for the broadcast to be streamed via Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple and Android phones. Musco will oversee all other operations, including credit card processing and warranty services.


Each field will have a wireless camera behind the home plate that looks over the catcher and umpire to see the pitcher and a wireless camera on the outfield fence that overlooks the pitcher’s shoulder.

Chief Operations Officer Greg Suttle said that the additions will come at a convenient time for those who might not feel comfortable attending games in person due to the pandemic. More than 2,200 people have viewed the system in place at MISD stadium, he said.

“If you have grandparents out of state... or perhaps a scout from a college, an opposing team who wants to see the pitcher— there are a number of reasons for people to watch this,” Suttle said.
By Brooklynn Cooper
Brooklynn Cooper covers public education in Frisco and McKinney. Previously, she reported on southern Dallas for The Dallas Morning News. The Durham, N.C. native and devoted Tar Heel fan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019.


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