Ed Defore Stadium gets $220,000 digital scoreboard


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- The Ed Defore Stadium got upgrades over the summer including a new digital scoreboard.

The District Athletic Director, Barney Hester, says the upgrades started last summer when the Bibb County School Board purchased the stadium from Bibb County.

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The upgrades included new turf to the football and soccer field. It also included the new $220,000 scoreboard. 

Hester says the old scoreboard was 20 years old so it was time for a new one.

“Our thing is, we are trying to improve our crowd participation,” Hester said. “We are trying to improve crowds at football games.”

The digital video board is like a big-screen TV. It can show replays and increase interaction for players and fans.