Though the Bengals are still enjoying their offseason, there's plenty of action going on at Paul Brown Stadium.
PBS is getting a new state-of-the-art scoreboard installed this week, per the Cincinnati Enquirer:
A crane arrived at Paul Brown Stadium last week and team officials said construction activity is planned Monday and Tuesday.
The new scoreboard is part of a broader deal the county and Bengals reached on stadium improvements and riverfront development projects.
The Bengals originally made plans for a new scoreboard in 2013, and it now looks as though it will be ready in time for the 2015 NFL season.
Hamilton County will pay $7.5 million for a $10 million scoreboard renovation after county commissioners voted 3-0 to approve contracts with Daktronics Inc, Alpha Video and Audio Inc. Originally, the county was legally forced to foot the bill for a new scoreboard, but the Bengals reached an agreement to pay "about $4 million toward improvements that the team's lease otherwise would have required the county to cover, including part of the scoreboard renovation."
The Bengals posted this message on Twitter last week showing the old scoreboards being taken down:
Out with the old... Scoreboards are coming down to make room for NEW high definition scoreboards! #LetsRoar #WhoDey pic.twitter.com/hD4eKdXb1T— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) March 31, 2015
Darian Daily, Head Sports Field Manager at PBS also posted this shot yesterday of the north scoreboard being taken down.
North Scoreboard is gutted. #bengals #whodey #letsroar pic.twitter.com/5S1eNRxher— Darian Daily (@whodeyturf) April 6, 2015
And there goes the south scoreboard too...
Removal of the South Scoreboard has started. #bengals #whodey #letsroar pic.twitter.com/HiaqigdHLJ— Darian Daily (@whodeyturf) April 6, 2015