New Football Video Board Nearing Completion (Gallery Updated on 8/28)
Project will be completed by season-opener against Jacksonville State
July 23, 2009
ATLANTA - With one week left before the season-opener on September 5, workers are applying the finishing touches on the new video board structure at Bobby Dodd Stadium. View the latest photos from Georgia Tech here on RamblinWreck.com.
The Georgia Tech football team practiced for nearly two hours in front of the new video board at Bobby Dodd Stadium Friday August 28. Also up and running are the new ribbon boards in the North, East and West sections.
At the end of April, construction workers from Memphis Sign began efforts on the new Panasonic video board, which is double the size of the old one, and will be completed in time for Tech's home-opener against Jacksonville State.
"We hope improvements will be enjoyed by our fans in the coming years," said Wayne Hogan, associate athletic director for public relations at Georgia Tech. "I think fans will see right away the addition of more color, better sound and an overall more festive atmosphere."
The $4.5 million project includes a 40 foot tall and 60 foot wide video board, a new sound system and LED ribbon boards on all four ends of the stadium.
On July 29, one large banner was erected from the West stands at the gate 4 entrance to Bobby Dodd Stadium, while two smaller banners were attached to the Northwest corner and the Southwest corner of the stadium.
Size of new board: 40 feet tall and 60 feet wide (2400 square feet of viewing space).
Size of old board: 24 feet tall and 32 feet wide (768 square feet of viewing space).
Cost of the project is $4.5 million.
Color ribbon board located on the North end is 150 feet long.
Two color ribbon boards located on the South end are 75 feet long each.
Two ribbon boards located on the East stands are 24 feet long each.
Amber matrix board located on the West end is 150 feet long.
Panasonic boards erected by Memphis Sign.
Project coordinated by North Dakota-based Icon Architects.
On-site management and quality control provided by SG Contracting.
Updated sound system.
New video board, ribbon boards and sound system will be ready for 2009 season opener.