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New Scoreboard Coming To Bulldog Stadium
Official Fresno State Site
Posted Jul 14, 2006
Fresno State is installing a new 1.6 million dollar state of the art LED scoreboard in the north end of Bulldog Stadium. Advertisers are footing the bill for the new scoreboard. The target date for completion is September 30th for the game vs. Colorado State.
Taken from gobulldogs.com
FRESNO, Calif.- Bulldog Stadium will celebrate its 25th year with some new amenities. The Fresno State Athletics Department announced today that construction of a new electronic entertainment center, which will include a larger video screen and digital adverting panels, will begin shortly. The construction in Bulldog Stadium will begin in August.
The project, spearheaded by Fresno State's multimedia rights partner Learfield Communications (DBA Bulldog Sports Properties), will provide Bulldog fans with a 24' x 32' video screen and new auxiliary scoreboard at the north end of the stadium. In addition, a new video marquee will be installed on the corner of Cedar and Barstow Avenues, which will also enhance marketing and revenue opportunities. Both systems will have state of the art LED message and video boards.
"We are very excited this project is coming to fruition," said Steve Sullivan, General Manager of Bulldog Sports Properties. "This will enhance the game day experience for Bulldog fans, plus give us an opportunity to increase advertising revenue for the athletics department with a more sophisticated, high-end system."
The new video board will be larger than the previous portable video screen (16' x 22') that was located in the northeast corner of the stadium and will be one of the largest video screens in a collegiate venue on the west coast. The new scoreboard and video board systems will be built into a stylish archway that will be constructed above the north end zone entrance to Bulldog Stadium.
"Bringing state of the art electronics to Bulldog Stadium that adds to the fan experience is great," said head football coach Pat Hill. "We have great fans, and this improvement makes the stadium a better venue for college football."
The cost of the two projects is nearly $1.6 million. The project is being funded by revenue generated by new signage and advertising opportunities with these systems.
Daktronics, a nationally renowned leader in electronic scoreboards, programmable displays and large screen video systems, is building the new electronic entertainment center and marquee board. Daktronics has provided recent video board systems for Texas (new in 2006), Iowa, Florida, Wisconsin, Clemson, Missouri, Georgia and the San Francisco 49ers.
This new electronic entertainment center is scheduled to be completed and in operation by the Colorado State game on Sept. 30. A temporary video screen will be available for the first two home games.
Join the State - Fresno State! Get tickets online 24/7 at www.gobulldogs.com or by calling the Bulldog Ticket Office (559-278-DOGS), Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Ticket Office is located at the south entrance of the stadium off Bulldog Lane. Fresno State's 2006 home schedule- which kicks off Sept. 1 against Nevada- features opponents such as Oregon, Colorado State, Hawai'i, New Mexico State and Idaho.
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