Posted May 10th, 2006 by Matt
Filed under: Football

UT's New ScoreboardIf you are a fan of High Definition television, then you better make it to a Texas Longhorns home game this season. The Longhorns will be unveiling a new 134 ft x 55 ft (that is 7370 sq ft folks!) HD LED scoreboard, replacing the current 70 ft x 70 ft currently in place. And this is coming just a month after the Dolphins announced their new HD scoreboard, which at the was the world’s largest HD LED screen. Too bad for them they are about 400 sq ft short.

This addition is part of a large overhaul of DKR Texas Memorial Stadium, including $8 million in audio-visual improvements and $150 million to renovate the north end of the stadium to allow for 90,000+ in seating capacity.

Unfortunately the Longhorns will not be able to hold the title of having the world’s largest HD screen for very long, as a horse track in Tokyo has plans of installing a 197 ft screen sometime this year. Though I guess we can say we have the largest screen in the Western hemisphere.

Update: TexasSports now has a live webcam up of the construction of the scoreboard.

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7 Comments

  1. reply to  #1

    Brian

    Think they get HBO HD on that thing? Mmmmmm… 7,370 square foot Sopranos.

  2. reply to  #2

    Matt

    Well if they could get HBO they could get the Playboy channel too right?

  3. reply to  #3

    Clem's Son

    Great… now they’ll have an even bigger place to post Auggie’s whines about Texas and Big 12 getting no respect by the NCAA Regiojnal Selection committee.

  4. reply to  #4

    Brian

    Wrong sport genius.

  5. reply to  #5

    ACC in Omaha

    Oh, I think he would post his whines on that board if Dodds let him. He does afterall walk on water.

  6. reply to  #6

    Scotty

    What are the odds of rolling blackouts when they juice that bad boy up?

  7. reply to  #7

    Scotty

    What are the odds of rolling blackouts when they juice that bad boy up?

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