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Northern Bedford to Relight Panther Community Stadium in 2023

During Northern Bedford County School District’s January school board meeting, a vote to upgrade the sports lighting on Panther Stadium was approved.  The approved proposal included a new MUSCO TLC for LED retrofit design to be installed by I&Y Construction with the addition of the MUSCO Show Light Entertainment Package.

The sports lighting upgrade to the community stadium will provide a focused LED lighting system with “Total Light Control” which is designed to fully illuminate only where it is desired.  So, there will be no more overwhelming light spillage across the county on game night.  Another added benefit of the new lighting system is the energy savings that the new more efficient LED system will provide.

The addition of the MUSCO Show-Lighttm brings a unique opportunity to the small hometown-field game experience for the fans and players.   The sports lighting entertainment package has the options of a pre-programmed or custom color light show.  This will provide the game operators and announcers with the ability to add excitement to player introductions, halftime shows, big plays, and post-game celebrations; the possibilities are endless!  The Show Lighttm system has great potential to enrich the community experience in many ways.

Northern Bedford County is the home of I&Y Construction and the alma mater of owners Tink Snider and Matt Snyder as well as many other I&Y Construction employees.  I&Y Construction is proud to able to help provide the school district with this opportunity.  I&Y Construction has contributed to NBC with several projects in the past including the installation of the new soccer field scoreboard in 2022.  Tink Snider, also a proficient mason, designed and built the Wall of Honor in the Panther Community Stadium.

The retrofit sports lighting project for Northern Bedford is set to begin in Summer 2023.