They say size doesn’t matter, but clearly whoever said that wasn’t in the sports video display game. Each and every year, sports facilities vie for the rights to say they’re the biggest, only to have that mantle taken away in the next year, if not just a few short months after. You begin to wonder if you went to watch some television and a sporting event broke out. The size and clarity of the new displays can be that distracting.
The latest in this game is at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium where the project is underway. The frame was done with the “topping” process on Wednesday, and the size of it is something otherworldly.
According to AL.com, the video display will be 10,830 square feet at 190×57 feet when it is completed in August. To put that in perspective, the monster hanging video board at AT&T AT&T Stadium where the Dallas Cowboys play is 11,520 square feet, or 180 by 72 feet. For baseball fans, the 10,830 square feet Auburn will boast of compares to 11,425 square feet or 202 by 57 feet at Safeco Field where the Seattle Mariners play.
As for the cost of what will be the largest video board in all of collegiate sports, it costs $13.9 million and is part of a larger renovation project to Jordan-Hare Stadium by HOK.
Below shows the before and after when the video board is installed.
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