Auburn approves massive new jumbotron for Jordan-Hare Stadium
When the installation is complete, Auburn will have the largest video board in all of college football. The video board will cost $3.5 million, with the total cost of the project expected to be $13.9 million.
The jumbotron will be placed in the south end zone and measure 190 feet wide and 57 feet tall. Trustees also approved some minor renovations to take place on the other end of the field as well.
In a statement, athletic director Jay Jacobs said he thinks the video board will benefit the experience of everyone who comes to Tigers games inside Jordan-Hare Stadium.
"It's a great return on that investment because it's going to impact the students, it's going to impact the student-athletes, and it's going to impact the grass-root fan and the guy who wants a suite. We're excited about that," Jacobs said.
Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn also supported about the decision.
"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."
Auburn finished 8-5 last season in Malzahn's second year as head coach.
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