Click to view a live webcam of construction of Auburn's new video board
AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn will soon boast the nation's largest college video board at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Fans can watch the new board going up via this live webcam from campus.
The old board has already been removed by construction crews. The new video board will be ready this fall and in place for Auburn football's home opener on September 12.
The South end zone scoreboard, new audio system and additional electronic ribbons fronting the upper decks are expected to cost $13.9 million and will be paid for by the Athletic Department through debt service. The specific cost of the video board is $3.5 million. The overall cost includes the removal of the current scoreboard and installing the new one.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said in a statement that he was "very excited about the Board of Trustee's approval for a new state-of-the-art video board for the 2015 season. This will be a great enhancement to Jordan-Hare Stadium and very beneficial for the best fans and best game-day atmosphere in all of college football."
The new scoreboard and the proposed improvements in the North end zone are part of Auburn's facility enhancements over the last 10 years. Those expenditures have included a new basketball arena, new dorm, a Wellness Kitchen and indoor practice facility.
The LED display on the new scoreboard will be 435 percent larger than the existing one. The new display area is expected to measure 190 feet by 57. The old one measures 71 feet by 28½.
Rendering of the size of the new video board compared to the old board.