Installation of the new $120,000 video-capable scoreboard at Big Walnut High School football stadium got underway Aug. 5.
The three-day install was complete by late Friday afternoon. An electric hookup is next on the agenda, and the site still needs cleaned up, graded and reseeded.
Steve Fisher and Jonny Davis of Cleveland-based Century Signs were wranglers on the job. Fisher said the scoreboard rises 26 feet, 9 inches from the ground and is 40 feet and 8 inches wide.
Mike Holliday, a regional manufacturing representative for OES Scoreboards, said the scoreboard was made by OES in London, Ontario; the video screen was manufactured by YESCO in Logan, Utah. YESCO recently became a subsidiary of Samsung.
“There’s nothing nicer in the Midwest than what Big Walnut is getting,” Holliday said. “The software will deliver information to the scoreboard with fiber-optic cables; the scoreboard will have the option of doing live game video if the school district wants it.”
Holliday was due in Sunbury on Monday to begin hooking up the scoreboard and installing hardware and software in the press box.
Holliday said by next Monday Big Walnut staff should be trained and the scoreboard fully operating.
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