Monday, February 19, 2007

Rose Stadium Jumbotron Makes Sense

The Tyler Independent School Disctrict's board of trustees will consider approving an agreement to install a new video scoreboard at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium. You know the ones I'm talking about, with the big televisions that show replays of various highlights throughout the game.

According to the agenda for the regular meeting of the board of trustees, the administration recommends entering into an agreement with Daktronics Sports Marketing, and TITUS Sports Marketing, for acceptance of a donation of equipment, installation and training worth $951, 500. DSM and TITUS will donate a video scoreboard, auxiliary scoreboard, concessions and wayfinding signage at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium, as well as a new scoreboard, concession and wayfinding signage at Mike Carter Field, along with Marquees outside the TISD Administrative Office, Robert E. Lee High School and John Tyler High School. Because it will be donated, there will be no cost to tax payers. What's the catch? DSM and TITUS will get the leasing of advertising and sponsorship rights on the equipment for ten years.

Earl Campbell field at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium is one of the premiere sites to play a football game East Texas has to offer. With a new field house, concession stands and restrooms, and a seating capacity of 14,000+, TMF Rose Stadium is ideal for big crowds and big atmospheres. The only major shortcoming has been the lack of a big, fancy scoreboard. For TISD to keep pace with some of the other top districts around the state, this is a no brainer.

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