Thornton Academy Leads the Way

SACO, ME – Thornton Academy revealed their newly installed Nevco football scoreboard today at their Dr. Paul S. Hill Jr. Stadium in Saco, ME. Driven by the desire to add advertising and messages during games, the Nevco scoreboard with message center will offer the flexibility to display multiple ads and messages with ease. This scoreboard will also add to their rich winning tradition and show the competition that they are a premier institution.

The installed scoreboard is a Nevco Model 7685 with Nevco’s exclusive Intelligent Caption™ feature, and is accompanied by a 2ft x12ft, 32mm amber message center. The state-of-the-art Intelligent Captions give Thornton Academy the flexibility to change scoring information automatically between football,track, soccer, lacrosse or baseball/softball. In addition, with the scoreboard’s Electronic Team Names, they can customize the team name for each team playing in the facility, thus avoiding the static “VISITORS” that is commonly found elsewhere.

The message center sits above the scoring information and allows Thornton Academy to add crowd-energizing animations and informative messages to the game day experience. It also allows them to display dynamic advertisements giving them greater flexibility over static ad boards frequently used by similar institutions.

About Thornton Academy

Sitting on over 80 acres in the coastal town of Saco, Maine, Thornton Academy is one of the oldest private academies in New England. Founded in 1811, they are celebrating their 200th anniversary of its founding throughout 2011. Boasting a rich history of football, each fall in one of Maine’s greatest interscholastic athletic rivalries, Thornton Academy and Biddeford High School compete for the Wilson-Agreste trophy in what is known locally as the “The Battle of the Bridge”. This is the oldest football rivalry in New England.