The home of the Oklahoma Sooners will be getting a slight upgrade this offseason, and it’ll be a game-changer for folks seated in the south end zone.
According to a release from OU Athletics, the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents has approved an upgrade to the north video board at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The new north board will be three times larger — 2,356 square feet (38 feet high by 62 feet wide) — than the current video board in the north end zone and will be ready by the beginning of the 2018 football season.
More than triple the size, double the resolution & brightness.— Oklahoma Sooners (@OU_Athletics) January 24, 2018
Regents approve new state-of-the-art video board in the north end zone to improve the fan experience at @OU_Football games.
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This will of course be much smaller than the video board located in the south end (which is one of the largest in the nation), but this is an upgrade that has been needed for quite some time. The current north board is practically useless for anyone seated in the south end zone, but this new one will most assuredly improve the game experience for those people. Many of the fans located in the south end zone are also currently unable to see the large board located behind them due to the canopy, so some people will be able to clearly see things such as the intro video for the first time since 2015.
According to the release, the amount of space dedicated to game action, replays and things of that nature will be similar to what appears in the center block of the south board, so this board will be more than adequate. Picture clarity will also receive a significant upgrade, as the pixel resolution will more than double that of the current board.