Holland Hall High School, Tulsa, OK

Holland Hall Episcopal School in Tulsa, Okla., has elevated their Friday night game night for fans of the Dutch with an all-new video scoreboard and sound system from Watchfire.

The school decided to replace its previous fixed digit scoreboard because it became difficult to use as it aged. “We had a mix of technologies, and the number of devices we needed to control the board became overwhelming,” said Finch. The new high-resolution board is flexible enough to handle just about any event taking place at the stadium and expands the kinds of content that can be shown during sporting events.

Tulsa’s only PreK-12 independent Episcopal school replaced its aging stadium scoreboard with a striking, billboard-sized video scoreboard capable of multi-sport scoring and timing for football, soccer, field hockey, and track and field.

“I don’t even like to call this a scoreboard because it’s so much more,” said Henry Finch, director of technology at Holland Hall. Already the new video board has been used to showcase students and their achievements at end-of-year events. The school anticipates being able to use the video board for movie nights, graduations, and other events, in addition to sports.

“We plan to put up player profiles, showcase instant replays, stream video, and promote events happening around the campus,” said Steve Heldebrand, director of athletics at Holland Hall. “The video board will add to every experience at the stadium.”

Officials at the school started considering the upgrade several years ago. At that time, Finch began eyeing other video boards, and then inquiring about the ones he liked. “The majority of the video boards that I thought looked great were from Watchfire,” said Finch.

The board was designed and installed by Metro Sign Corporation of Oklahoma City. According to President Troy Schweinberg, Holland Hall is exactly the kind of customer he likes.

“They asked a lot of questions and really educated themselves about video scoreboard technology,” said Schweinberg. “They understood the value of investing in quality technology that will look good for many years.”

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