New Lobo Stadium scoreboard to be completed by mid-August

17 May 2018

A 100 percent digital video scoreboard, roughly five times the size of the current video board at Longview High School’s Lobo Stadium, will be ready to go by mid-August, Longview athletic director John King said.

The board, which was approved Monday by the Longview ISD board of trustees, will cost $407,000 and will be paid for by the Lobo Football Booster Club, the district said, as well as corporate sponsors.

District Superintendent Dr. James Wilcox said the project won’t cost the district any money.

“That’s the key part,” Wilcox said after Monday’s board meeting.

A complete virtual video board, the new structure will come in at more than 900 total square feet and will feature a minimum of 16mm resolution, King said.

The new video board, which will be designed and built by Nevco, an Illinois company, will use the existing base from the current scoreboard at Lobo Stadium, which was constructed in 2008 at a cost of $500,000.

Nevco has built a number of video boards in the East Texas area, including the one at Carthage ISD, King said.

With an Aug. 15 deadline, King said the current scoreboard will stand until all of the components of the new board arrive in Longview, which is when construction will begin.

Being a complete virtual video board, the screen can be mapped differently for various events, including football, soccer, track, band marching contests and graduation, as well as community events, King said.