Submitted by UMMAN83 on June 25th, 2011 at 7:56 AM

I know the guy that owns the crane company installing the new HD boards.  He is out at the stadium now putting up some steel.  We thought the actual boards maybe going up but that is not the case yet.  I was going to go for ride in the crane  when the boards go up.  He is indicating that the new boards are 60H x 120W.  Probably old news on this blog. How much larger is this than the old scoreboard?

Maizeforlife

When you do get to go in the crane you should take pictures.

Wolverine318

Using pythagorean's theorem to get the standard measurement of televisions gives us a TV with a diagonal of 84.9 ft. Holy crap, I am excited. Please take some pics while up the crane.

Wolverine318

My fellow friends in physics have noticed a trend with us. As we get deeper into mathematical and physical theory our basic math skills decline. I can solve third order PDE's but god forbid I use basic trig functions I have not seen since high school.

Schweddy Balls

Can't wait to see the new boards. They should really kick the stadium experience up a notch or two.

maizenbluenc

looks like they're erecting the frame for the scoreboard on top of the posts now. we go to Michigan Stadium tonight so I'll shoot some pics then.

ND Sux

the old scoreboards were, but I'm going with hella-fuckin' larger.

Logan88

What does that [hella-f*ckin' larger] convert to in the metric system for our Canadian posters?

my guess: hella-f*ckin' larger, eh?

michiganfanforlife

is that DBrandon is planning on adding another 10,000+ seats to fill in either side of said scoreboard in the south endzone. He figures that because the waiting list for season tickets exceeds this number, the seats will be instantly sold. He went on to mention that he would leave it to another AD to fill in the seats in the north endzone later down the line. I bet filling in the endzones with more seats will increase the volume in the Big House even more. I look forward to going to games where the attendance is something scary like 135,000 in my lifetime. Go Blue!!!

maizenblue92

If you are wondering how much bigger they are than the old scoreboards than this should help.

bluebyyou

Do they not have a webcam like they had when the old scoreboards came down?

GehBlau

DB said in one interview that they will be about 40% larger than the original ones.

cigol

While it is an unfair advantage since many Ohio students are still taking geometry (kind of like how intelligent adults get rocked by 5th graders on that one TV show), they are going to have a field day with this.

tdcarl

I just drove by them on the way to go grocery shopping. Right now there is a big steel beam sticking out the top of all the round support posts on the north side of the stadium with some diagonal ones between them for support. These scoreboards are going to be huge. When I went by there wasn't really anything going on on the south side.

I Heart Huckleby

I'm lucky enough to live a few blocks from the stadium. Took a couple snaps of the north end during a stroll today...will try to keep you eager out-of-towners updated on the progress. (taken with my phone, sorry if the image quality2 is so-so)

TheRivalry

Still debating on which game to go to. Western or Eastern Michigan. I really want to make my first Michigan game be the ND Under The Lights, but don't feel like taking out a small loan.