Auburn upped the arms race in college football by grabbing the title as holders of the largest video board in college football with a new display in the south end zone of Jordan-Hare Stadium. Along with the video board, a new sound system and ribbon boards on the upper deck were installed. The total cost of the replacement was approximately $14 million. While the board is functional for Auburn's season opener, the back of the board will not be finished until midseason after quality concerns about the banners on the back.
Jordan-Hare video board an attention-grabber http://t.co/epohwFOXs5 pic.twitter.com/BgqCSKQ3WC— Ryan Black (@RyanABlack) August 10, 2015
Old Capacity: 67,942
New Capacity: 62,093
Refurbishment of Commonwealth Stadium almost done.So too is Mark Stoops plan to rebuild Wildcat football! #SeeTheSEC pic.twitter.com/ox1eKuUb04— Rick Neuheisel (@CoachNeuheisel) August 27, 2015
Time to take another look at #TheNewCWS from above. Here are your August aerial photos. http://t.co/gUpBwuF4gL pic.twitter.com/NxPl3Qjoe7— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) August 10, 2015
Old Capacity: 60,580
New Capacity: Approximately 58,500
New South End Zone ribbon board has been installed. #ForwardTogether @OleMissFB pic.twitter.com/6ZHhUpHtsz— OleMissPix (@OleMissPix) August 29, 2015
New chair backs going in #ole miss south end zone pic.twitter.com/QjyF82Ge7x— ICM (@ICM_LLC) August 25, 2015
Old Capacity: 2013 and Prior -- 82,600; 2014 --- 106,511
New Capacity: 102,512
Texas A&M's two-year, nearly half a billion dollar expansion of Kyle Field is being completed for the 2015 season. After last season, the entire west sideline of the stadium was demolished and in its stead a new, three-tiered stand has finished the renovation.
Watch the controlled demolition of Texas A&M's Kyle Field. #Aggies – http://t.co/NyDeGqwCmF pic.twitter.com/NwTwUrN51E— Houston (@SunTimesHOU) December 21, 2014
A little afternoon practice on Kyle! New Kyle Field Coming Soon!!!! pic.twitter.com/gGS2Be57Am— Texas A&M Equipment (@TAMUequipment) August 28, 2015
I took this of Kyle field this morning. @TAMUStudents pic.twitter.com/ViMCiWyIgF— Kerry Thach (@KerryThachWDE) July 26, 2015
The new Kyle Field from Kerry Thach on Vimeo.
Along with the finished renovation, the deceased Reveilles were reburied in a new cemetery at the updated stadium after being temporarily moved for the expansion. Since the Reveilles were traditionally buried with a view of the stadium's scoreboard, a small scoreboard was added outside the stadium "just in case" the mascots can not see the score.
Reveille VII is now with other former @TAMU_Reveille's watching the scoreboard at @TAMU's @KyleField_12th. @KAGSnews pic.twitter.com/PWliuYAPN5— Aleksandra Bush (@KAGSAleks) August 28, 2015