Scoreboard Progress, North vs. South

Submitted by Raoul on July 20th, 2011 at 9:30 PM

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):

Comments

Kalamablue

July 20th, 2011 at 9:42 PM ^

my lanta, I thought the screen was only going to be that center peice.  I didn't realize there are North and South ends to the screen.  Good lawd.

kevin holt

July 21st, 2011 at 10:35 AM ^

Not sure if serious. There is a scoreboard on the north end of the stadium and one on the south end.

No doubt, they'll have to have something on the outsides, but I really doubt it would be video boards. Hoping it's a giant block M at least (with other possible accoutrements).

Kalamablue

July 21st, 2011 at 2:53 PM ^

I'm just an idiot, and was confused.  To clarify, I thought the video peice was only going to be the center part that was already up.  I didn't realize it was going to get bigger.

Grahambino

July 20th, 2011 at 10:28 PM ^

My brother had a doctors appt. at the hospital, so we drove by the stadium on the way out of town.  HOLY HUGE!  Those pics are great, but they still don't do it justice.  Looking forward to seeing them up close and personal this fall.

HoldTheRope

July 20th, 2011 at 11:05 PM ^

Man, those are going to look awesome. Having been to other stadiums with jumbotrons (e.g., Auburn), they really do enhance the gameday experience. I remember having to squint real hard to determine whether or not Armando Allen stepped out of bounds in the '09 game (for any Irish fans reading...yes, he was out). If only I hadn't graduated in April...

Bocheezu

July 21st, 2011 at 1:36 PM ^

and earlier in the summer they had a non-stop discussion for a couple weeks straight concerning Jumbotrons and Field Turf.  LIterally no actual football talk whatsoever.  I almost feel bad for the more modern ND fans because I think ND has a bigger bluehair problem than we do.  "That's not ND," "we don't need to be like everybody else," etc. and the posts were almost carbon-copy of our night game/maize jerseys/rawk music posts of yore. 

dahblue

July 20th, 2011 at 11:24 PM ^

Good looking out!  So, here is the remaining riddle...

At the screen shot, you'll note a bunch of "posts" rising vertically on the substructure level above the (currently existing) scoreboard.  Those "posts" have been there for a while (yup, I visit the webcam frequently), but on the aerial photos from yesterday, the posts aren't there.  I thought maybe the aerial photos were of the south board, but seems not to be the case.  Oh well, remains a (not very important) mystery.  Thanks for the update!

IncognitoWolverino

July 20th, 2011 at 11:25 PM ^

Going by these everyday fails to make them seem smaller. At first I was impressed by the six support pillars going up, then the width and height of the framework and now the installation of the panels. These are going to be impressive.

JEL

July 20th, 2011 at 11:32 PM ^

I check Mgoblog so much it interferes with me getting anything done. Now I have the same compulsion with checking the webcam of the north side scoreboard. I watching the webcam today as they put up a section of video screen thinking will I make it 45 days. Yea, you’ve done this before, only 45 days to sweat release. Now how can I get those construction workers to all wear winged helmets?

Raoul

July 21st, 2011 at 7:52 AM ^

For scoreboard construction watchers: there's another section of the video screen on the crane right now, being moved into position.

spoid_kills

July 21st, 2011 at 11:14 AM ^

Yes.  Check out this article regarding Tennessee's new stadium.  http://www.volunteertv.com/sports/headlines/53102717.html

"On Wednesday night, downtown Knoxville and the UT Campus were treated to a lightshow from the HD board which measures 124 feet long and 37 feet tall.

 

Only colors were being shown on the giant board, but they were bright enough to illuminate the whole stadium. Callers to the WVLT Volunteer TV newsroom reported the colors could be seen as far away as Bearden Hill in West Knoxville."

 

And we have 2.

bluebyyou

July 21st, 2011 at 9:52 AM ^

This is the unfinished piece of the puzzle that will really enhance the viewing experience at the Big House.  It surprises me that it took this long to do what many programs had done years ago. From replays to scores of other games, this should really be a game changer.  Can't wait to see it for the ND game.