Chicago Scenic’s crew recently provided a spring tune-up to the White Sox FUNdamentals attraction located above the U.S. Cellular Park left-field concourse. The children’s attraction features interactive games pitting participants against White Sox players.
Chicago Scenic first created the various interactives, designed by BaAM Productions, in 2007 and has since provided seasonal preventive maintenance and winterizing, but it was time for more significant updates, said Stefan Koniarz, project manager at Chicago Scenic.
This year’s updates included mechanical repairs and paint touch ups for the Chicago White Sox “Runner” game that pits fans against the automated life-sized cutout of former Sox left fielder Scott Podsednik.
In the “wiffle ball field”, the crew repaired and repainted the pinwheels, then performed mechanical maintenance on the “Fast Pitch” game which resembles a carnival target shooting game. Players throw baseballs to knock over the targets – images of former White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski – as they travel across the target field.
Despite a rainy installation period, the refreshed attraction was ready to go on Opening Day.