Oct. 23, 2013
Hughes Stadium now boasts a new video display scoreboard after City College’s administration concluded it was time to upgrade the existing board to one consistent of the stadium’s 2011 modernization, according to City College Director of Operations Gregory Hayman.
The new board has all the functions of professional team scoreboards, including instant replay and multiple camera display capabilities, Hayman said, adding that the timing was right to replace the old board.
“[The existing scoreboard] was very low-tech. It was 20 years old,” said Hayman. “The fact we were getting a completely remodeled stadium, we thought it certainly appropriate that we upgrade the scoreboard at that time also.”
According to Hayman, the new board is a technological improvement.
“[The old board] had light bulbs you screwed in by hand—it was sorely outdated,” Hayman said. “We were able to obtain a new state-of-the-art LED video screen scoreboard.”
Hayman explained, voters approved state bond measures over the last several years for Los Rios Community College District renovation projects, including a $465 million bond in 2002 and another for $475 million in 2008. The proceeds, Hayman said, have been allocated for modernizing existing campus facilities and for new construction projects throughout the district.
The money from the state bond authorizations is split between campuses, and although projects like the Hughes Stadium renovation were funded by the bonds, Hayman said the scoreboard was not. Rather, according to Hayman, the $324,000…» Read More