You may take football scoreboards for granted, but of course, the technology hasn’t always been there. The first scoreboard at a football match is said to have been used in 1893 in a match at Harvard University. An electric baseball scoreboard was invented in 1908, and throughout the 20th century, the scoreboard became a standard feature at football and baseball games, as well as at other sporting events. And as well as becoming a standard feature, the scoreboard often became an attraction in its own right; an almost 500 feet wide scoreboard was a fixture at the Houston Astrodome when it opened in the mid 60s. Today’s scoreboards typically show the time and the score of both of the playing teams, with additional information often displayed on high school scoreboards. This can include the quarter, the possessing team, and the line of scrimmage yardage.