Manchester United to Debut Electronic Boards

Old Trafford (Getty Images)

Tonight’s match at Old Trafford will see the debut of what the club is calling the “largest, brightest, and clearest pitch-side electronic boards in football.”

The new system, which will surround three sides of the pitch, will be operational for tonight’s match between Manchester United and Everton.

The platform will feature social media activities and key match information.

Though the panels are the largest in Europe, they will not affect the views of fans inside the stadium.

“Being the first football club in Europe to install this system shows our commitment to continuously enhancing Old Trafford and maintaining its legendary status as one of the world’s best match day venues,” said club executive Richard Arnold in a release.

Goal Line Tech Possible at Euro 2016

Officials test goal line technology before a Premier League match in August. (Getty Images)

UEFA president Michel Platini suggested he could drop his opposition to goal line technology for the 2016 European Football Championships.

Platini said now that the technology had been green lit for the World Cup, he had no choice but to consider it for the Euro.

“In the World Cup, they are going to use goal line technology. So I am asking myself if goal line technology should be introduced at Euro 2016,” said Platini to Spanish newspaper AS.

He also made sure to note that the technology would only be implemented if an extra assistant referee were added along the goal line as well.

“Goal line technology has been accepted by the International Board and I’m obliged to think about it. I was against the introduction of technology but now that it is there, let’s see.”

By INSIDER’s Nick Devlin and Aaron Bauer

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