Everyone watch out, there’s a brand new, bigger video board to watch everything on.
As reported by San Antonio ABC affiliate KSAT, Seguin High School is officially unveiling its new Jumbotron during Friday’s game against Boerne-Champion. The 1,403-square-foot video board is, well, enormous. And it is scheduled to get even bigger when a 10-by-19-foot foot scoreboard is added to face a forthcoming student tailgate area for the team’s football games.
It’s the combined 1,590 square feet of LED screens that Seguin claims will make it the largest in the nation, something the district is understandably proud about.
“You can do without all of it, but this is something that I think our kids can really use and I think that it gives them an opportunity and an edge with regards to educational opportunities,” Seguin Superintendent Stetson Roane told KSAT. “I am saying 100 percent the district can afford this.”
That’s an important distinction to make, since the 1,590 square feet of boards will come with a steep price tag of approximately $1.35 million. Roane claims that marketing, likely in the form of sponsorship signage on the board itself, is expected to pay for the cost of the improvements in full. If not, the funds will have to be raised via public funding or donations, as the district has yet to write a check to offset any of the expense, with none due until the entire second video board is completed.
Make no mistake, $1.35 million is a lot of money for any public school district, which brings plenty of motivation for Seguin officials to be out searching for corporate benefactors and local businesses eager to get their logo up on the nation’s biggest high school screen.