The severe weather that moved through the Columbia area Monday night damaged one of the signs at Williams-Brice Stadium.
The 29-foot-by-51-foot lighted sign is outside the stadium facing Bluff Road and the Gamecock Park. The $200,000 aluminum sign was added in 2014.
According to South Carolina sports information: “The sign company concluded that the sign/black lexan material in the block C was hit by lightning and cracked, then the wind blew it out. Still working on a total assessment and plan to replace the material that makes up the face of the sign/Block C.”
By Tuesday morning, the entire black portion of the letter was gone, including part of the logo’s tailfeathers.
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According to the National Weather Service, the highest recorded gust Monday night was between 47 and 48 mph.