COVENTRY TWP. Memorial Stadium will have a new look at some point this upcoming football season.
During a special Coventry school board meeting July 26, the Board of Education accepted installing a new scoreboard.
The scoreboard, which has a $17,608 price tag, comes at no cost to the district as it is being funded by money raised for ad space and the Coventry Booster Club. The district had already been provided $6,000 in 2014 from advertising on the existing scoreboard. Side Effects, a company that partners with schools and local businesses on advertising sponsorships, will pay the schools $8,754 of revenue from existing advertisers while the Booster Club will cover the remaining amount of $2,854.
"Not one penny of this is coming from Coventry Schools," Superintendent Russell Chaboudy said.
The district received three quotes for a new scoreboard and Sports Equipment Specialists was selected because it also included installation. The scoreboard will offer cost savings in the future as it will have LED lights and have a new controller.
Board Member Vicki Tavenier said the existing controller for the scoreboard has been experiencing problems, so the new scoreboard and controller is much needed.
The goal is for the new scoreboard to be installed by Oct. 1.