Williamstown unveiled its new scoreboard (and $8million ground and grandstand redevelopment) on a drizzly, grey day, in a losing game against Box Hill on Saturday 9 June. The scoreboard end was the scoring end and the Seagulls had turned their ten-point half-time deficit to an eight point lead half-way through the last quarter. But Box Hill, kicking to the scoreboard end in the last quarter, wrested victory by a goal, holding on in the slippery conditions.
The scoreboard is operated from the new-look W. L. Floyd Pavilion, from the right hand room in the middle of the top level (above the coaches’ boxes).
The scoreboard operator simply presses a few buttons and casts an eye across the ground to see the full score lit-up in bright orange.