Southeast Missouri State University student publication

New scoreboard for Houck Field complete

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Southeast’s new video board at Houck Field was completed in early April, and cost an estimated $710,000.
Photo by Zach Tate

The ‘Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks’ Facebook page announced Tuesday morning the completion of the new and improved digital video board, or scoreboard, at Houck Stadium.

The completion of the Houck Field scoreboard, which has a screen size of 33 feet and 6.75 inches by 52 feet and 6 inches, has come only months after a new scoreboard was installed for Redhawks softball in February.

Southeast Director of Athletics Brady Barke said it was essential to get a new scoreboard, as the old board had a lot of wear and tear.

“It became very difficult to perform even routine maintenance on the board,” Barke said.

Southeast Vice President for Finance and Administration told the Arrow in March the Houck Field scoreboard cost about $710,000.

Unlike the previous scoreboard, fans can expect a fully digital and larger screen size to enjoy Redhawk sports.

With hopes the nation soon recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, the facebook post read, “See you Sept. 3 for the Redhawks opener vs. Dayton!”