A Unique Hobby: Minnesotan Shares His Scoreboard Collection

A next-level hobby includes Daktronics scoreboards and display systems in Minnesota.

Justin Ochsner on 6/10/2020

Categories: Pro Sports and Colleges

On the East side of St. Paul, Minnesota, a man named Rob Hathaway has been keeping score of sporting events from his home in a very unique way. You see, he’s a techy guy who likes to tinker with electronics, I’d say more than most people.

Rob’s collected a few different Daktronics scoreboards over the years and has made them functional as part of his unique hobby. It started way back in high school when he built his own baseball field, Hathaway Field, in his back yard. Now, on game day or race day, he puts his collection to use.

Hathaway Field

Hathaway Field – Rob’s backyard baseball field in high school

“In my free time at home, I enjoy working on scoreboards and watching games/races while posting the scoring and timing information onto my Daktronics displays,” said Rob, who works in the office of the Minnesota Wild where he focuses on game operations and the team’s mascot program. “It’s a unique hobby I’ve had since my youth and it’s been a ton of fun!”