Danville Stadium gets new Watchfire scoreboard and a new playing surface
We all hope we look as good as Danville Stadium when we reach our 70s.
But over the last few seasons, the old ballyard has started showing some signs of age.
The scoreboard, which was at least 25 years old, went out for the final time. It actually outlasted the company that made it.
The playing surface, which is the site for more than 100 games in a year, had a few blemishes on its surface.
So Danville mayor Scott Eisenhauer along the teams that call Danville Stadium home, including the Danville Dans, embarked on a campaign to not only extend the life of the home field for the Dans, Danville Area Community College, Danville High School, Schlarman Academy and Danville Post 210 through this year but for another 70-plus seasons.
“I wasn’t sure that I wanted to see Danterns walking through the Stadium again this summer with poster boards showing the score and inning,’’ Eisenhauer said. “And considering we have a business like Watchfire Signs [Scoreboards] right here in Danville it was just natural that we would reach out to them to design and manufacture the combination scoreboard/message board for the Stadium.’’