Monday night, WFISD School Board members gave their approval to additional research into updating the stadium's scoreboard. Board members are considering re-doing the video and message part of the scoreboard.
It's been about ten years since that part of the score board was put in and a lot has changed in the video display technology
School officials believe the project would cost the district $300,000. But the company that put the board in 10 years ago is no longer in business. And that's leaving the district with no way to do maintenance.
Officials are worried the board won't make it through the Oil Bowl next month. But district officials believe that new message equipment would boost advertising revenue immediately.
"The hope is that with the new technology and the digital high resolution performance of a message center that will boost and be more attractive to advertisers so that they would want to advertise with the school district for a variety of venues form band to soccer to football," said Renae Murphy, with WFISD.
District officials say now is the time to make the updates since the funds are currently available. The $300,000 would come from budget savings in utilities, custodial services, and maintenance projects being under budget.
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