Out with the old: Memorial Stadium's scoreboard coming down

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 | 5:51 p.m. CDT; updated 11:11 a.m. CDT, Saturday, July 25, 2009
Construction crews remove a piece of the video board at Memorial Stadium. It will be replaced with a board roughly three times larger than the old scoreboard at a cost of $3.5 million. It will be in place for the football home opener. Taylor Stadium and Walton Track/Soccer Stadium will also receive new video boards for the 2009-2010 season.

Crews are dismantling the scoreboard at Memorial Stadium in preparation for a new state-of-the art video display board at the north  end of the field. The new scoreboard is expected to cost $3.5 million and will be roughly three times larger than the old scoreboard, according to MU athletics department spokesman Chad Moller. The new board is expected to be in place for the first home football game on Sept. 12.

A pile of rubble from the old video board sits under what's left of the scoreboard at Memorial Stadium.
Jason Brand, left, and Dave Thompson, both of Cedar Hill, work on taking apart the video board at Memorial Stadium. The board was erected in 1997.
An LED formerly used in the scoreboard at Memorial Stadium lies on the ground during the deconstruction of the video board on Tuesday. According to MU athletic department spokesman Chad Moller, the lights could potentially be reused in another scoreboard.

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Drew Dumas May 25, 2009 | 1:14 a.m.

Great shots, JJ

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