It was a dry evening for the final game of Tampa Bay VSI this season. We set up the equipment necessary to stream the game and settled in for the match against the Charlotte Eagles! I have enjoyed this little adventure in broadcasting.
We would take up our position in the bleachers just shy of the mid field mark and attempt to stream video of all the happenings.
We set up a mic or two for the online announcers. Everyone we worked with was friendly and patient. The management and support team for Tampa Bay VSI are like a family and a real joy to to be around.
Clay Roberts is responsible for getting and keeping everything in place for a successful game and I watched him game after game pull it off even with lots of rain this season. Many times he was one of the people endlessly squeegeeing the field when it was partially underwater.
Matt Knowles was the announcer. Apparently he would drive down from Ocala where he used to announce for the Stampede. I really enjoyed listening to him and that is saying a lot considering he had the world’s worst sound system to contend with.
There was one working speaker at Plant City Stadium that I am sure is original equipment dating back to the 1988 opening. Interestingly enough I was working these games with the son of the man who was the architect for the stadium. Talk about full circle.
Below is a sample of Matt whipping up a frenzy!
Perfect for your ring tones.
No need to be concerned about his vocal chords. He’s had a little practice over the years.