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The Panthers are getting a new scoreboard

May 14, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT

Panthers scoreboard

Yesterday, we wrote about the Florida Panthers’ pursuit of a new $4.2 million scoreboard for the BB&T Center.

Today, the Panthers convinced Broward County, the owner of the arena, to pay for it.

Per George Richards of the Miami Herald, the Broward County Commission voted 6-2 in favor of shelling out for the scoreboard, which should be in place for next season.

“Thank you Broward County for your support,” tweeted Panthers president Michael Yormark. “Big day for the arena and the county.”

Image via Miami Herald

  1. grudenthediva - May 14, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Their fan will be overjoyed.

    • cweez2 - May 14, 2013 at 4:14 PM

      And that ends the comment portion of this article. Well played.

    • ron05342 - May 14, 2013 at 4:19 PM

      Since there are now two thumbs down, they must have two fans.

      You messed up.

      • comeonnowguys - May 14, 2013 at 4:43 PM

        He was off by 100%! That’s egregious.

      • cweez2 - May 14, 2013 at 5:31 PM

        One of them was Yormark.

  2. ryanoffski - May 14, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Nobody will see it unless they start getting more people to come watch games.

    • westinpat - May 14, 2013 at 4:27 PM

      I plan on flying down for a game next season when Buffalo plays (if they decide to actually play a complete 60 minutes at some point). But I was also looking forward to it “collapsing”.

  3. andrewproughcfe - May 14, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    I was kind of looking forward to videos of the old scoreboard collapsing.

  4. rushledger - May 14, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Hahahaha that first comment, “their fan” lol

  5. jhuck92 - May 14, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    People will probably want to see the new scoreboard rather than the team. No disrespect, I’m just being real

  6. thailer35 - May 14, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    So, blomfeld’s prediction of Luongo being crushed under the scoreboard like Patches O’Houlihan will not come to fruition?

    • blomfeld - May 14, 2013 at 11:52 PM

      Please note friend that I didn’t ‘predict’ Luongo would be crushed under that scoreboard … rather I was “fearing” he might be crushed … :)

  7. 950003cups - May 14, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    The Panthers fanbase makes the Devils fanbase look like the NY Yankees.

    I started to believe their arena wasn’t open to the general public.

    Top two draws in Florida are World Series of Bingo and The Heat.

  8. greatminnesotasportsmind - May 14, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    I just love how misinformed you all are about attendance in Florida. Their average attendance was 16,991 per game this season. Ranking them ahead of Nashville, Edmonton, Anaheim, Colorado, Winnipeg, Columbus, NY Islanders, and Phoenix.

    They played to 99.7% of capacity. That ranks them ahead of Buffalo, Tampa Bay, Nashville, New Jersey, Washington, Carolina, Anaheim, Dallas, St. Louis, Colorado, Anaheim, Phoenix, and NY Islanders.

    Not considering they were the worst team in hockey.

    • ispeakpittsburghese - May 14, 2013 at 7:21 PM

      it might say that, but watch a game. their arena resembled the desert more than a hockey arena.

  9. thefinalcut8 - May 15, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    That scoreboard was a joke. It was like watching the game through a crappy tv at a hole in the wall bar. Glad to see the Panthers fans get treated to a decent piece of equipment

  10. 950003cups - May 15, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Shocking but true. greatminnesotasportmind was right about florida’s attendance. Although, by watching a game on TV, you can tell its a quite deceiving number.

  11. mrhyperpants - May 15, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    4.2 million for a score board wtf? Mean while kids are starving in Africa lol

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