Football scoreboard to be replaced

A new scoreboard is set to be installed in Memorial Stadium.

After this football season, the current scoreboard on the south end zone will be demolished.

The $6.7 million project will feature a much bigger scoreboard along with ribbon boards on the east and west upper decks. There will also be a new sound system with auxiliary boards underneath the east overhang.

“(The current scoreboard) really outlived its life expectancy,” said Kent Brown, Division of Intercollegiate Athletics sports information director.

Brown also said “the scoreboard is becoming increasingly harder to fix and it’s time to make a change and get a new one,”

The proposal will go in front of the University’s board of trustees for official approval next week.

“Everybody certainly understands where we are with the board and that it needs to be replaced,” Brown said.

He also said South Dakota-based company Daktronics will be responsible for the customization of the scoreboard.