If you are in charge of an amateur sports league or a director of athletics at a school, you will want to make sure that everyone watching the games, as well as the players and coaches, is able to keep track of the score and the stats.
With advancements in technology, there are many options that one has when deciding on a scoreboard. Which direction you go will be decided largely on budget, and you will get what you pay for, so making the right choice is important.
Classic Manual Boards
If you’re running a small league and do not have a whole lot of money to spend, you might consider going with the old fashioned manual scoreboard. Of course, these boards will provide a whole bunch of limitations, and they are definitely not suggested for sports like basketball where there is a lot of scoring.
Still, if you want to save some money, this is definitely an option.
Basic LED Scoreboards
This gives you a more advanced option that is easier to use while also not costing you an arm and a leg. You can generally control it manually from a scorers’ table. These displays will light up so that everyone can see the score even during night games.
This is probably the best middle-of-the-road option for those who still want a professional looking scoreboard without all the extras.
The video scoreboard is far more accessible than ever before. Because of the rise in high definition video technology and the lowering of its price, most leagues and schools should now be able to afford video boards.
These boards will bring the game to life, even allowing you to switch between score and stats and stream replays during the games.