Christine Des Garennes detailed the UI's plan for a new scoreboard at Memorial Stadium in today's N-G. A sample:
CHAMPAIGN — With the current Memorial Stadium scoreboard practically held together by “baling wire,” the University of Illinois plans to replace it with a much larger, snazzier scoreboard complete with LED screen and new sound system.
The only hitch is it won’t be installed this football season.
The pricetag for the new scoreboard, three “ribbon” or scrolling-type scoreboards on the east and west sides of the upper deck and under the scoreboard, plus a smaller display for fans who can’t see the big one, is $6.7 million. The money will come from the UI’s Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and anticipated revenue from advertising and other activities, according to DIA spokesman Kent Brown.