Private Donation Funds New Tommy Oliver Stadium Scoreboard

BAY COUNTY, Fla. - The new Tommy Oliver Stadium is taking shape, especially with the addition of a new scoreboard.

Bay District School officials powered up the new board Tuesday morning to show off the state-of-the-art display and technology.

The scoreboard will also help athletic booster clubs bring in revenue for the programs. Clubs will be able to sell advertisements that can run on the board during games.

A donation from Joe and Jeannette Chapman paid for the nearly $250,000 scoreboard. Without the donation, staff said they wouldn't have been able to afford one this nice.

"The only thing within the area that has anything like what we have is a semi-pro football team in Pensacola. No other county, to my knowledge, has anything like what Bay District Schools has in terms of this scoreboard," said, Dr. John Haley, the district's Operational Support Services Director.

Construction of the stadium is on schedule to be complete in time for high school graduations in May.


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