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BW Unveils New Video Scoreboard in The George Finnie Stadium

BW Unveils New Video Scoreboard in The George Finnie Stadium

BEREA, Ohio –  In the ever changing landscape of fan interaction, Baldwin Wallace University is lighting up a state-of-the-art video scoreboard to be utilized during all events inside The George Finnie Stadium.

Construction of the new video scoreboard, which is one of the largest in all of NCAA Division III, was completed today.  The video scoreboard measures 21 feet and 11 inches high by 36 feet wide.   The video area measures 10'11" high and 36' wide and can be divided into five separate zones.

"BW is excited for the opportunity to update our stadium facilities with this new scoreboard and the modern technology it will provide", said Director of Athletics Kris Diaz '78.  The new board will enhance the game day atmosphere, allow BW to tell its story via game day presentations and create additional marketing opportunities for the University.

The previous scoreboard which was a mainstay in Finnie Stadium since the stadium's inception was torn down in early July.   Construction of the new video scoreboard took approximately four weeks to complete.

Along with all BW events to be held in Finnie Stadium, Berea-Midpark High School and the Berea School District will get to experience all of the features of the video scoreboard during its five home football games this fall.

In addition to all the in-game opportunities, BW will offer an experiential learning opportunity for its broadcasting and mass communication and sport management students to work directly with the video scoreboard.  The experiential learning will provide each student a chance to gain hands-on experience in content management along with directing and producing the in-game media production.

"This latest partnership between athletics and academics will create a learning lab for BW students that will enhance all activities at the stadium," stated Diaz. 

The video scoreboard will make its debut on Thursday, September 1 when the Yellow Jacket football team opens the season with a non-conference game against Defiance College in the 39th Annual Lee Tressel Shrine Classic at 7 p.m.   Berea-Midpark will have its first home football game the very next night on Friday, Sept. 2 when the Titans host a Southwestern Conference game against Lakewood High School at 7 p.m.