STARKVILLE, Miss. - Work has begun at Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field on one of college football's largest high definition video boards, MSU Director of Athletics Greg Byrne announced Wednesday.
The $6.1 million true HD board, will span the roof of the Leo Seal M-Club Centre in the south end zone at Scott Field, and will be operational by October, 2008. When completed, the new board will measure 152 feet wide by 135 feet, 6 inches tall, with a main HD screen 111 feet wide by 47 feet high. It will be the largest true high definition board in the Southeastern Conference. The board will also contain two vertical HD displays and one horizontal scoreboard display.
The new construction was approved by the Board of Trustees, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. Capturion Network Inc., a Laurel, Miss., based outdoor sign and video display company will serve as the project contractor.
With the new light emitting diode (LED) technology, the board can serve as a single video display or be divided into multiple windows to show a variety of statistics, graphics, animation, replays, and live video. It also provides ample room for sponsorship displays.
"We appreciate the support our fans have provided our football program through the years, and this new video display board will enhance our fan's experience at a Mississippi State football game, Byrne said. This display area will provide entertaining video as well as statistical information in a way that has never before been seen at Scott Field.¯
A new sound system will be located in a cabinet located above the video display. The state-of-the-art sound system will be designed and installed by Pro Sound, an audio company based in Miami, Fla.