The Tigers open the 2018 home schedule on Friday August 24th against Akron St. Vincent St. Mary and will do so with a new addition to Paul Brown Tiger Stadium; a brand new scoreboard.
The new scoreboard is an upgrade of the scoreboard/video board in the south endzone from 2005 through the 2017 season. The new scoreboard will fit within the same framework as the scoreboard constructed in 2005 (27 ½ ‘ H x 81’ W).
Developed in partnership with Daktronics, the new scoreboard digital area measures 21’ H x 69’ W and can show live video, making it one of the largest high school video boards in Ohio. (NOTE: A High School in Georgia has the “Largest” but they are unable to show LIVE video on it). Putting the size into perspective, the old scoreboard replay area measured approximately 15’ H x 19’ W.
With a digital area measuring approximately 1,449 square feet in size, the new board is a whopping 408 percent larger than the former digital scoreboard area. To put that into context, it’s the equivalent of approximately 290 60-inch televisions. The scoreboard also features 1.7 million LED lights, and high-definition 1080p technology.
“The picture will be much clearer than the old one. The pixel spacing on the old board was 23mm. The new one is 15mm spacing. (Same as FirstEnergy Stadium)” – Dave Wagner (Scoreboard Operations Manager)
The new state of the art scoreboard/video board is full LED meaning replays and live video will be crisp and easy to see. The board from an operation standpoint is fully dynamic meaning it can be configured in a variety of ways to accommodate various events going on at PBTS. With the ability to record UP TO 8 different cameras for replay at one time it will give a whole new experience to PBTS. “It is believed WHS-TV should have at least 4 cameras from WHS-TV every home game.” says Wagner
“With that said, we will be able to show more information and graphics on the screen than we have ever been able to do.” said Wagner
Also being upgraded is the Lincoln Way marquee. Using the current and existing framework the marquee will also be full LED digital display.
The old scoreboard is currently in the process of being removed. Deconstruction began on Monday July 9th. Below are some photos of the removal process.
Thank You to the sponsors of the new scoreboard: MCTV, Massillon City Schools, Aultman, Huntington, Spectrum Orthopedics, Midwestern Industries, WHS Class of 1983, Freshmark, Walsh University, and BellStores.