Financing for jumbotron approved for TCHS

By WVUA 23 News Student Reporter Peyton Newman

Northport City Council met Monday evening and approved reallocating $25,000 for Tuscaloosa County High School to purchase a jumbotron for their stadium. The council voted in favor of giving the high school $5,000 each year for five years.

District 1 Northport City Councilwoman Christy Bobo said this upgrade is necessary due to the failing nature of the current scoreboard.

Northport Finance Director Darren McGee said how he hopes this addition helps Tuscaloosa County High School. “Well, we certainly hope that it’s a way for them to publicize events and generate more funds with sponsorships and advertising for the various programs and for future events,” McGee said.
The jumbotron will feature advertisements from local businesses. Pricing plans for these ads range from $2,500 to $25,000, with a variety of perks with each ad package. Smaller packages offer the business logo to be displayed after every touchdown while larger packages offer signage displays for up to five years. The goal of these advertisements is to help repay the cost of the jumbotron.
Councilwoman Bobo said the project was personal for several councilors due to their connection with TCHS.  Bobo added that it will also benefit the city of Northport. “So they’re also going to allow us to have a video on the jumbotron welcoming citizens into the city and saying ‘Welcome to Northport’,” Bobo said.  “You know, a lot of us went to school and graduated from County High, so it’s a very special place for all of us.”
No word yet on when the jumbotron will be installed.
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