This just in from Journal Gazette reporter Amanda Iacone: The Memorial Coliseum scoreboard, complete with walking taco animations, will officially be a thing of the past.
A new four-sided video scoreboard will replace the 15-year-old matrix scoreboard this summer.
Allen County will play White Way Sign & Maintenance Co., which is based in Illinois, $1.1 million for the scoreboard, shot clocks and other items. Plus, New York-based HD Group, Inc., will install hockey cameras and video equipment for $182,310.
It will all be installed in August and September.
This means replays are now a possibility, though I wouldn't count on International Hockey League officials utilizing them. This should help the Coliseum's bid to host a NCAA hockey playoffs, too.
Check out Saturday's editions of The Journal Gazette for more on this.
-- By Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette