Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
Title basically says it all. Ohio doesn't release the viewing area, but the structure will be 124*42. They'll be adding new speaker systems throughout the stadium as well. For reference, our scoreboard structures are 108*62 (I couldn't find dimensions for Sparty's new boards). Ohio Stadium will also get text ribbons on the side opposite the scoreboard and HDTV's in the concourses.
The new HD, Panasonic scoreboard will be 42-feet-by-124-feet - the current scoreboard is 30-by-90 and is not HD - and will utilize Surface Mount Diode LED technology that will provide a sharper, clearer and brighter picture with extra wide viewing angles of over 140 degrees.
Michigan State has propsed new scoreboards for their stadium and the renderings were published today by the State News.
They look nice and will have all sorts of room for ads. Also, apparently they were killing Texas Tech when the pictures were taken.
I was sort of happy with my night pictures of the scoreboard last night but not 100% happy, so I decided to stop by after work and get some more shots. There was quite a bit more activity because they were putting some final touches on the boards and there were some TV trailers set up for the game on Saturday. Anyways...
After the Stadium, decided to take a quick walk around the Arb.
I was by the stadium today and took some photos of the scoreboard construction (for those who care, realizing this could be a small subsection of the crowd). Hopefully, I don't butcher the re-sizing too badly. I was going to post them in an older thread about scoreboard construction but figured it was already a bit too wide with images on that page.
This is a view driving by the south end zone (my only south board pic).
North end zone...rear of the board:
Rear of board close-up:
A bit wider view (notice the additional strip of board below the main board, and above the legendary halo remnants):
More north board (different angle):
Close-up of top west corner construction:
Yet another angle...the "Michigan Stadium" looks nice:
Another straight-ahead view of rear. It looks like the bottom left and right of the bottom strip (which the rendering made to look like an entire, usable video space) are just solid blue paneling. The final product is likely to look a bit different than the rendering.
p.s. Sorry for the huge images. I tried a few times to re-size but having no luck. If anyone can help, that'd be great. Thanks.
In a now-buried thread, dahblue asked whether the south scoreboard is being completed at the same time as the north. I figured others might be wondering about this as well, (perhaps) making this worth starting yet another scoreboard thread.
I went past the stadium today on the way to/from the miserably hot Art Fair. The frame has now been completed for the south scoreboard, but no sections of the video screen have been installed. Perhaps they’re going to complete the north video screen before starting on the south screen.
Two more sections of the north scoreboard video screen went up today. For those who can’t access the webcam (link), here’s a screen capture from earlier tonight:
Also, here’s a close-up of the north scoreboard from the Michigan Stadium Aerials site (photo dated 7/19):
I happened to notice today that the construction crew appears to be building the scoreboards in horizontal segments. (They are actively working on it today.)
I had thought they would just swing a couple big chunks up there one day. Does anyone know how this is going to be done...and more specifically, if there is a scheduled day or two we should be on watch for the screens to be put up?
(I seem to remember someone here mentioing they knew someone working on the project.)