Arizona State head football coach Todd Graham and construction team members lead a media tour of the new football building being built in the north end zone of Sun Devil Stadium on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Tom Tingle/azcentral sports
Arizona State will install its new video board at the north end of Sun Devil Stadium in time for the season opener Aug. 31 against New Mexico State.
At 5,419-square-feet, the screen size will be the eighth largest in college football and slightly larger than Arizona’s.
The overall ASU video board structure, including speakers, will be 164 feet by 48 feet.
The overall ASU video-board structure, including speakers, will be 164 feet by 48 feet.
Current top 10 video boards based on screen-size square footage
1. Auburn – 10.830 square feet.
2. Texas A&M – 7,661.
3. Texas – 7,370.
4. Miami – 6,717 (NFL stadium).
5. Arkansas – 6,286.
6. USC – 6,000.
7. Penn State – 5,624.
8. Massachusetts – 5,361 (NFL stadium).
9. Michigan State – 5,358.
10. Arizona – 5,264.
More work to be done
In addition to the video board, this off season ASU is finishing construction of its new football home at the north end of the stadium and work on west side premium seating.
After the 2017 season, the east side will be demolished and rebuilt, completing the $268-million project.
The east side work was delayed for a year to allow for upgrades including more air-conditioned space and solar capability.