Carmel scores big

Video scoreboard provides new opportunities for Carmel

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Carmel scores big

Gabi Panlaqui

Gabi Panlaqui

Gabi Panlaqui

Brian Arata and Regan Harmon

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Baker Stadium is one step closer to the big time. After a year and a half of researching and planning, Carmel’s new video scoreboard was up and running just in time for the first football game of the year.

“Our sponsor signs went up on Friday morning, right before the game,” Director of Institutional Advancement Noelle Moore said. “It was close, but we made it.”

The video scoreboard displayed different visuals throughout the game such as advertisements, aerial shots of the field, and video messages from other Carmel teams.

“I liked how advanced it was,” senior Danielle LoMastro said. “It’s a really good improvement to our stadium.”

The Broadcast Club was at the helm of the video scoreboard. Broadcast club member junior Jacob Rohlwing offered the use of his drone, which was used to get all of the video clips from the air.

“I watched the broadcast later and you could see the band perform the halftime show from the drone,” senior Jack McKernan said. “It was really cool to see them spell out all the letters from up above.”

Not only does the scoreboard make home games more entertaining, it also gives back to the school financially.

“It’s very exciting to have the video coverage of the game,” said Moore. “But the piece of it that’s exciting for my role at the school is the revenue that we can add by having sponsors and advertisers on the scoreboard during the games.”

Although football is one of the more popular sports to use Baker Stadium, President Brad Bonham plans on using it for other sports such as soccer or lacrosse.

“I want to see it used for not only athletics,” said Bonham, “But it would be great for movie nights, maybe an outdoor mass, and it could even go as far as graduation.”