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Weslaco ISD's Bobby Lackey Stadium is looking to add the largest digital scoreboard of any high school stadium in the country, and if they do, it's going to be a sight to behold.

Their current scoreboard would be dwarfed by the one that they're looking to add. The current screen is 14 feet x 18 feet and the new screen will be 27 feet x 48 feet. Both Katy and Carthage high school have 43 foot screens, and Humble ISD has a 50 foot screen, but Weslaco's would still be larger in terms of square footage.

The Valley Morning Star points out that the scoreboard would take 10 years to repay, and Steve Valdez, Weslaco's director of instructional television, estimates that they can make over $105,000 in annual advertising revenue on the new screen. That would mean that the marketing revenue generated over a decade would pay for screen by itself.

The largest high school scoreboard in the country is currently at Humble ISD's Turner Stadium (pictured below), so if Weslaco ISD can get the plans approved for the 27x48 board they'll take the crown and have fans, and opposing teams, in awe for years to come.

Or at least until another Texas high schools decides to upgrade and steal the crown.


Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.