New Canaan’s new scoreboard being installed

The new scoreboard at New Canaan's Dunning Field.

While interviewing New Canaan athletic director Jay Egan this afternoon for a story I am working on, he was out by the football field, watching the school’s new $80,000 state-of-the-art scoreboard being installed.

Egan said it should be up by the end of the day and they hope to have the power running by Friday.

“It’s big,” Egan said. “It’s unbelievable.”

Egan said he was told New Canaan is the only school in New England to have this type of scoreboard, which will be able to broadcast live events and show replays.

“I don’t know yet what it all entails,” he said. “There’s going to be a learning curve. We have to investigate the program it runs on. It runs through a computer. If we had graduation, we could use an HD camera and project it through the scoreboard.”

Despite the cost, Egan predicted these type of scoreboards will soon become more commonplace.

“We needed a new scoreboard,” Egan said. “It’s the wave of things to come. It might not be next year, but five years from now, as people need new scoreboards and the price comes down. With the functionality of it, it will be a decision for people to consider.”