July 25th, 2011 at 12:35 AM ^

You realize that only the 3 ads at the top are permanent, and the rest are being displayed on the video screen, right? During the game they have the video feed in the middle with ads/statistics surrounding it like pictured (the blank part at the very bottom is for closed captioning), but during replays they go "full screen".


July 24th, 2011 at 10:17 PM ^

You all have to understand that you are looking at a pic that is the result of a transformation of perspective caused by the lens used in cell phones. In other words, distant objects appear smaller than they are in real life. The illusion very common with cell phone cameras. 


July 24th, 2011 at 11:23 PM ^

Last year was the first year for the PA speakers to be located in the scoreboard. Previously, the speakers had always been atop the press box. But with the renovation of the stadium and the press box, we were told that speakers atop the new (much large) press box would be too high in the air to be effective. Hence, the move to the south scoreboard.

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July 24th, 2011 at 11:08 PM ^

I think it looks great, love the picture, and for size reference, the goal post really helps!  They are 18 feet 6inches wide, the cross bar is 10feet high, and the uprights are 15feet high!  Yes the stadium is huge, but I think the scoreboards are a nice size for all else we have to go with it!  The example of the Minn scoreboard is a good example of too much, especially given the scope of the overall stadium and proximity to the field as a result.  As for me and mine, can wait for real game action!! 

Thanks for the pic!


July 25th, 2011 at 12:21 AM ^

Reply to UMxWolverine:


Having speakers in both scoreboards would be a nightmare. The sound waves will distort each other. As well, since DB made an effort in the BIG to allow the amplification of the marching band, the MMB's sound is being pumped through the speakers, adding speakers to the south scoreboard would be hell due to the three different places the sound is coming from.



July 25th, 2011 at 6:58 AM ^

So where does the 'score' actually go on these new scoreboards? Will it just be a graphic in the corner of the video monitor? It looks like the game clock occupies its own permanent little area. I'd have thought the score, quarter, down and distance, etc., would as well.


July 25th, 2011 at 8:34 AM ^

I think the score, quarter, etc. will be displayed in that same long, narrow panel below the main video screen where the clock is shown in the rendering. I highly doubt the scoreboard is going to have "Go Wolverines" up there permanently.

The webcam shows they are currently working on the framework for that bottom panel.