By Alton Mitchell
Talk to any true Auburn fan and they will brag about how proud they are of their favorite college football team winning the national championship just a few short years ago. Much as Auburn fans have embraced their well earned national title in college football these same fans will have something even bigger to brag about over other college football programs.
College football kick off is only a couple of months away and this year fans and visitors to Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn will be met with a bright new addition to the stadium. That will be the largest video scoreboard in all of NCAA college football. The massive new scoreboard started its construction in March of 2015 and should be completed by August in time for he upcoming football season.
The numbers do the ultimate justice for this mammoth of a scoreboard. The price tag for the new stadium addition is estimated to be around $13.9 million. That price tag will give way to a scoreboard with a size of 190’x57’ for a grand total of 10,830 square feet. That would make the massive scoreboard more than 2,000 square feet bigger than the next closest scoreboard which can be found at Texas A&M University with measurements of 7,661 square feet.
The scoreboard is nearing its completion point and fans, students, and alumni are excited as daily people gather near the stadium to watch crews install the next exciting part of the goliath of scoreboards. The new scoreboard is being constructed above the grandstand area of the south end zone.
The University know that fans are excited about the new project and have set up a online webcam through the Office of Communications and Marketing for excited onlookers to track the progress of the boards construction. It is located on Auburn Universities website under the webcams tab. Those excited fans will get to see the new scoreboard in action for the first time on September 12th as the Auburn Tigers will take on an instate competitor at Jordan-Hare Stadium of Jacksonville State University for the teams home opener.