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    2018 - 07.03

    THE long-awaited installation of an electronic scoreboard at Warrnambool’s Reid Oval is unlikely to happen until May at the earliest.
    Nanjing Night Net

    Warrnambool City Council yesterday revealed a delay in the shipment of the screen from China had held up the project.

    The council had hoped the scoreboard would be operating for Warrnambool’s first home match of the Hampden Football Netball League season on April 25.

    But the company installing the screen, TecnoVISION, has advised of the delay, another setback in what has been a drawn-out saga.

    Warrnambool City Council manager of recreation and culture Russell Lineham said the panels which make up the full-colour, 4.4-metre by 2.8-metre LED scoreboard, would arrive in late April.

    “Once the panels have arrived in Warrnambool, installation, including training with the clubs and leagues, will take several days to complete,” Lineham said.

    “The delay is frustrating but the new scoreboard will be worth the wait.”

    Linehan said preparatory work as part of the project had been progressing well.

    Work has included laying of concrete footings, fabrication of the in-ground frame, building a motorised roller shutter and laying power and optic fibre cabling.

    “We will use the existing scoreboard over the early rounds of the season and it won’t be demolished until the new scoreboard is fully operational,” Lineham said.

    Warrnambool and District Football Netball League club East Warrnambool plays at Reid Oval for the first time on April 11, a round two match against Merrivale.

    Nestles Cricket Club, the summer tenant of the Cramer Street reserve, also anticipates using the scoreboard next season.

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