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The Board of Trustees approved the plan at its meeting Friday.
The new north end zone videoboard will be 47 feet high by 154 feet wide, totaling 7,238 square feet of LED space.
While the current south end zone videoboard remains the largest collegiate videoboard in the country at 10,690 square feet, the new north videoboard will also measure impressively as the sixth largest videoboard in the Southeastern Conference and a top-20 collegiate videoboard in the United States.
The videoboard's concrete base structure is also expected to provide an expanded north end zone concourse to provide additional food and beverage offerings, while easing the flow of fans around the main concourse level of Jordan-Hare Stadium.
The north end zone videoboard project is expected to break ground in the summer and should be completed in time for the 2025 Auburn football season.
LBYD Engineers of Birmingham, Ala., will serve as project engineers.
- The University of Missouri’s athletic department announced last week that it has received a $62 million donation to support renovations to Mizzou's Memorial Stadium and the department’s Tiger Fund program. The department said $50 million will be dedicated toward renovations to Memorial Stadium, including the redevelopment of the North Concourse. The other $12 million will go toward the Tiger Fund, a charitable program through the Tiger Scholarship Fund that benefits Mizzou student-athletes.
- Nebraska Huskers's softball venue Bowlin Stadium is entering its second stage of an expansion project. The first phase, which added 1,100 seats, will be completed ahead of the Huskers' home opener on March 1. Berm seating has been converted to permanent chairbacks and extra bleachers have been added.
- Southern Illinois University baseball fans will notice a multiple improvements at Itchy Jones Stadium that have been made ahead of the 2024 season. A new videoboard, FieldTurf synthetic playing surface, batting cage nets and backstop netting have been added. The turf is designed for all-weather play, allowing for extra practice time and live action during inclement weather. The installation of a state-of-the-art Watchfire videoboard system in right field is set to be completed ahead of the SIU's first home game on Feb. 27.
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