KETR Local
4:14 pm
Fri September 3, 2010

Memorial Stadium receives significant upgrades


Commerce – Texas A&M University-Commerce sports fans will be treated to in-game replays, statistics and live video feed at Memorial Stadium thanks to a new 55-by-31 feet scoreboard, which is currently the second largest in NCAA Division II.

"Having a scoreboard this size will give our university a first-class opportunity to showcase our student-athletes, coaches and fans," said Carlton Cooper, A&M-Commerce athletic director. "Enhancing and upgrading our facilities has been a priority for our department since my first day on the job."

The scoreboard, manufactured by Daktronics, was constructed on the south side of the stadium. It was just one of the many significant upgrades at Memorial Stadium this summer, which included the addition of 3,000 seats on the east side of the stadium. Three hundred of the seats will have chair backs and feature drink holders for fans, and will serve as the home section for Commerce ISD.

A six booth press box, concession stand and light fixtures around the track and football field were also a part of the renovations at Memorial Stadium.