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New T-Dome sign will be here soon

Post by News Tribune Staff on June 29, 2009 at 3:52 pm | No Comments »
June 29, 2009 3:52 pm

A new reader board for the Tacoma Dome should be up and running by the week of July 13, Dome manager Mike Combs said Monday.

The computer system in the old sign died in mid-April, he said, and at more than 20-years-old the manufacturer in Portland wasn’t able to repair it.

The system was so old, part of the programming process involved floppy disks, Combs said.

Travelers on north- and southbound Interstate 5 will be treated to a full-color LED display.

The cost of the upgrade is expected to run $175,000 to $200,000 and will come from the Dome’s reserve fund, he said.

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