Georgia high school gets nation’s largest video board
Norcross High School has unveiled its massive new stadium feature, one week before the football team kicks off its season. The project was built with the support of the city, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post, along with help from a few sponsors.From the article:
Norcross’ football program had been looking to upgrade its video display board for a while, but the new, large board went even beyond what head coach Keith Maloof imagined.
“It’s amazing how it all came together,” Maloof said in a statement released Monday. “The end result far exceeded our expectations, and we are extremely grateful to everyone involved. Beyond aesthetic value is the additional benefit for the school is the ability to generate revenue from advertising sales. The advertising revenue will cover system maintenance, and provide funding for school events and needs.”
The new display board measures 29 feet, 5 inches by 51 feet, 5 inches and provides 1,513 feet of video space.
With 518,400 pixels and 1,555,200 diodes, the board is also the highest-definition display screen for any secondary school entertainment or sports venue.
The video board at Carthage High School in Texas measures 44 x 26, slightly smaller than the one at West Monroe High School in Louisiana (48 x 27), according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
The board will be formally unveiled to the public on Aug. 19. Take a look at the new scoreboard in this video: