SPORTS

Scots add new dimension at Zorn Memorial Stadium

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

When fans arrive at Monmouth College’s April Zorn Memorial Stadium for the 1,000th football game in Fighting Scots history this Saturday, they’ll immediately notice something new.

Gone is the old scoreboard and in its place stands a new high-tech scoreboard, bringing that area of the stadium up to par with the rest of the stadium renovation. The new addition will give fans a stadium experience unlike anything in the Midwest Conference.

In addition to the usual “down-and-distance,” the 12-foot-by-17-foot color video display unit situated at the south end zone is capable of displaying animated graphics and stadium information as well as live and taped game action. Customized graphics – some with Monmouth’s Big Red mascot – will be included in the standard graphics package depicting touchdowns, first downs and a variety of other sports scores and informational messages.

“We feel that the new scoreboard will add to the overall experience for fans in Zorn Stadium,” said athletic director Roger Haynes. “The versatility of the display board will benefit any sport or activity taking place in the venue.”

Several local businesses helped fund the scoreboard project.

The Scots will kick off their home opener Saturday at 1 p.m. against Grinnell.