Ernest Coursey powered up the PA system in Atlantic City’s Surf Stadium and used his best announcer voice to wake up the echoes of the city’s lost baseball team.

“Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for the Atlantic City Surf!” Coursey yelled, his voice blaring through the five rooftop speakers that still work, out of seven total.

Coursey, who represents Atlantic City on the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, voluntarily oversees the day-to-day operations of the stadium that Atlantic City opened in 1998 for $15 million.