January 21, 2010

NEW SCOREBOARD INSTALLED AT MEMORIAL FIELD

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire athletic department recently completed the fund raising effort and subsequent installation of a new Daktronics SO-2008 scoreboard at Memorial Field, which is the home facility for UNH’s field hockey and women’s lacrosse teams.

All monetary donations – the project totaled $13,000, including installation – were received through fund raising efforts by the Wildcat Athletics Council from field hockey and women’s lacrosse alumni. A total of 10 individuals and two families made a contribution to facilitate this upgrade to Memorial Field.

The fund raising spanned from the summer to the fall of 2009, and the scoreboard was installed at the previous scoreboard’s location in December.

The previously existing scoreboard at Memorial Field was outdated and failing, which created the need for a more reliable, accurate and easier to read model – with a functioning horn – that will benefit student-athletes and fans for years to come.

The Daktronics SO-2008, which is 5-feet, 6 inches wide, 16 feet high and weighs 240 pounds, displays home and guest scores, shots, period and a clock (to four digits; when under one minute, will display tenths-of-a-second) utilizing PanaView LED.

The digits, which can be dimmed for night viewing, are 18” in height. The “UNH” and “GUEST” captions are 10” and the remaining captions are 8”. All captions are white vinyl applied directly to the scoreboard face.

The scoreboard casing is made with alcoa aluminum alloy 5052 for excellent corrosion resistance.

The system includes an All Sport 5000 wireless controller, also made of aluminum, with a 32-character keyboard that has a sealed membrane to make the console far more water resistant.

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