Vaqueros fans will have a new reason to cheer at football games this fall. The SBCC Foundation recently debuted a new scoreboard at La Playa Stadium, thanks to funds provided by Union Bank. Now, students and community members alike will be treated to a better fan experience.
The old scoreboard, installed in the 1990s, utilized outdated technology. Now, thanks to Union Bank, the new scoreboard has the ability to play back video footage and present accurate player and team statistics in rapid sequence. It also includes an integrated speaker and sound system with speakers angled toward the stands, directing sound to the stadium bleachers.
“We are so excited about this incredible improvement to our program and our facility,” says SBCC Director of Athletics Ryan Byrne. “La Playa stadium is on the front door of our campus and is one of the most beautiful venues in the state. The new scoreboard is really fitting and appropriate for the level of excellence we have come to expect at SBCC.”
The SBCC Foundation collaborated with the SBCC Athletics Department and Union Bank on the creation and funding of the new scoreboard.
“Union Bank has been an extraordinary partner to the SBCC Foundation,” says SBCC Foundation CEO Geoff Green. “We are grateful for their long-standing support and investment in the college. We are thrilled to celebrate this unveiling with them!”
Union Bank and its predecessors have a long history of community partnership and support of Santa Barbara City College, specifically providing the college with gifts made to the Athletics Achievement Zone and the Lancaster Speech Tournament. The bank is also a member of the SBCC Foundation President’s Council, the community of major donors who make the foundation’s work possible.