Welcome to Texas, home of $60 million stadiums
-- and $1 million scoreboards?
That could be the case if Weslaco (Texas)
decides to pull the trigger on the new electronic scoreboard it is considering.According to the Valley Morning Star
, the town of 36,000 near the Mexican border is considering a screen that measures 27 feet by 48 feet, which unofficially would make it the largest high school scoreboard of its kind in the country.
The screen would replace the current 250-square foot model that the school has had for eight years.
In August, Carthage announced plans to spend $750,000 on a scoreboard
with a 1,200-square foot screen.
Both schools believe that through advertising revenue, the scoreboards will eventually pay for themselves.