The University of Wisconsin-Platteville recently installed new state-of-the-art Daktronics scoreboards in the Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium and Bo Ryan Court in the Williams Fieldhouse.
The outdoor scoreboard in Pioneer Stadium contains a video board that is 24 feet wide and 13 feet high. It has instant replay ability with 281 trillion-color capabilities. The scoreboard will debut on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the four-game Six Rivers High School Football Jamboree. The first Pioneer event will take place Saturday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. with UW-Platteville football facing the University of Dubuque.
“The new scoreboards allow us to enhance the gameday experience for the fans and athletes. The look and quality of the scoreboards have exceeded my expectations,” said UW-Platteville Athletic Director Mark Molesworth.
The indoor video and message display scoreboard located at Bo Ryan Court is 14 feet wide and 3 feet high with 68 billion color capabilities. Another message board adorns the exterior wall of Williams Fieldhouse.
“The new scoreboard and video boards set the tone for Pioneer athletics,” said Stacia Nemitz, development officer of the UW-Platteville Foundation. “In order to compete in recruitment with not only other UW System schools but also schools, all around the country we need to keep giving student-athletes no other option but to say yes to UW-Platteville and Pioneer athletics,” said Nemitz,
The scoreboards were made possible by donations from Mystique Casino, Alliant Energy, Southwest Health Center, Dairy Queen, Country Kitchen, American Bank and Ubersox Chrysler.
“Mystique Casino is a non-for profit casino. We constantly give back to our surrounding communities through grants, partnerships and donations,” said Jesús Avilés, president and CEO of Mystique Casino. “We are proud to support UW-Platteville in their athletic and academic endeavors.”
Written by: Eileen McGuine, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications