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This is what the new scoreboard could look like at Grosse Pointe North. Photo courtesy of Stevan Skorupski

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This is what the new scoreboard could look like at Grosse Pointe North. Photo courtesy of Stevan Skorupski
January 24, 2013
The Grosse Pointe North Boosters are looking for sponsors to help defer costs for a new scoreboard.

The project is to replace the current scoreboard which is 25 years old, hard to maintain and past its life, according to the proposal booster members recently presented.


The complex is home to Norsemen football, boys and girls soccer, field hockey, boys and girls lacrosse and boys and girls track and field.

It’s use runs from late August through late October and from late March to early June. Attendance for these athletic events runs from 200 to more than 3,000, depending on the opponent.

In addition, the school hosts important state regional contests, which brings in spectators from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, as well as from Lapeer and Washtenaw counties.

More than 100 events are played on the field each school year and more than 50,000 fans attend them.

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The proposed scoreboard would cost $100,000, but would look like the one at Grosse Pointe South. North’s new scoreboard would be 32 feet wide and 19 feet high and would have LED lighting. Sponsors would get their names on the board for yearly increments.

A platinum level sponsor gets 10 years advertising on the sign and permanent placement on the board and a three-year payment program is in place.

A gold level is one of two permanent sponsors and banner advertising every event and a five-year advertising package on the banner.

A silver and bronze level sponsorship gives banner advertising every event and a two-year banner advertising allowance.

The scoreboard could have even more bells and whistles, which could raise the price anywhere from $125,000 to $175,000. However, boosters said the scoreboard could be ready to go with the $100,000 price tag.

If anyone has any questions about the upgrade or would like to sign up as a sponsor, send an e-mail to Grosse Pointe North booster Stevan Skorupski at

gpnboosters@gmail.com.


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