Highland Park ISD wants to add a taller scoreboard with video capability to Highlander Stadium.
The existing scoreboard is 36 feet wide and 19 feet, 3.75 inches tall. The new scoreboard would also be 36 feet wide but would be 25 feet tall.
The proposal is subject to the University Park City Council’s approval. The council on Tuesday will consider an ordinance that would establish a special sign district at the school.
The ordinance would also allow the school district to add six advertisements to the 34 that already line the fence around the field. The ads could be no larger than 12 feet, 2 inches wide by 9 feet, 2 inches tall, and they would all have to face the field.
This all comes as a surprise to me, as HPISD trustees have seemed in favor lately of tearing down Highlander Stadium, expanding the high school, and rebuilding the stadium outside the district. But I guess all options are still on the table.
None of the public documents on the University Park website mentions how much this new scoreboard will cost.