Stadium to get new scoreboard

During last Thursday evening’s Big Walnut Local School District Board of Education meeting, Big Walnut High School Athletic Director Brian Shelton said scoreboard at the high school’s Golden Eagle football stadium is going to be replaced near the end of this month with a new state-of-the-art scoreboard.

“The old scoreboard was literally falling apart at the seams and was having major mechanical problems; a new scoreboard was well overdue,” Shelton said. “The new scoreboard will have a video screen to show players, sponsor ads, graduation, homecoming; and the new scoreboard will have the functional ability to run any field sport.”

Shelton said the new scoreboard will cost $120,000, but will generate $28,000 per year in advertising revenue, paying for itself in a little over four years.

“We were able to save money by using the current beams and adding some structure support,” Shelton said. “The athletes will be excited to have their pictures on the big board; and we’re going to partner with our high school video classes to make commercials and help run the scoreboard during football games.”

District Superintendent Angie Pollock said the new scoreboard would be a welcome addition to the high school’s football stadium, and with its ability to feature video advertising, it would generate revenue.

Shelton said the new scoreboard is scheduled to be installed on Monday, July 27, weather permitting.