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Dan Jan 16, 2013 01:46 PM

New scoreboards, video boards, ribbon displays and sound system for Memorial Stadium in 2013
 
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The old scoreboard superimposed onto the new scoreboard-
http://www.illinoisloyalty.com/i/n/m...d-illini-a.jpg

http://www.illinoisloyalty.com/i/n/d...m-illinois.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BRwUD3tCYAAvpz2.jpg:large

http://www.illinoisloyalty.com/i/n/m...reboard-01.jpg





The ads at the rim of the horseshoe have been removed. Here's a better photo from Illini Football's facebook page to compare the before & after-
http://www.illinoisloyalty.com/i/n/m...-horseshoe.jpg



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How about a 2013 thread for news & info on the new Memorial Stadium scoreboard.

New scoreboard & ribbon boards mockup (updated Jan 30, 2013)-
http://www.illinoisloyalty.com/i/n/n...board-2013.jpg

Asmussen with a new scoreboard nugget today-
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In the spring and summer, Daktronics will install a new videoboard that is four times the size of the current model. And there's more. Three ribbon boards are being put in, along with a new sound system and two auxiliary videoboards..

"No matter where you are sitting in the stadium, you will be able to see down, distance and score."

The increased size of the scoreboard is obvious. Young said fans will also notice a major change in the sound quality at Memorial Stadium. Announcements will actually be heard in all corners of the building.

Size-wise, the new scoreboard will rank among the 20 largest in the country. There's a whole lot more room for signage, out-of-town scores, statistics, social media, you name it.

Asmussen
Story from September 6th, 2012-
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The project calls for the main scoreboard, three ribbon displays on the west and east balconies, and under the scoreboard. Another, smaller display measuring about 16 by 9 feet, is planned to be installed on the north wall of the southeast tower.

The new scoreboard will measure 125 feet, 9.8 inches wide and 54 feet, 3.7 inches tall, compared with the current scoreboard size of 48 feet by 68 feet. It will include the usual information such as game time, scores, downs, distance, yards-to-go, timeouts and more.

"It'll be one of the largest boards in the country when it's completed," Brown said.

http://www.news-gazette.com/sports/i...ot-season.html

AHSIllini32 Jan 16, 2013 01:48 PM

I can't wait to see these finally put up or at least a final mock-up of what they will officially look like.

quhawks12 Jan 16, 2013 01:50 PM

Here you go Dan: Picture from the newspaper

http://www.illinoisloyalty.com/i/n/n...ard-illini.jpg

Dan Jan 16, 2013 01:53 PM

Thanks quhawks12 :thumb:

illinilifer Jan 16, 2013 02:02 PM

I see my pic is finally making its rounds..

quhawks12 Jan 16, 2013 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by illinilifer (Post 678807)
I see my pic is finally making its rounds..

Ha! Thanks! I copied it off another board. Tried to make sure I linked to your Twitter account.

illinilifer Jan 16, 2013 02:08 PM

No worries. Just wish I got a better pic. Quick snap as wife was throwing away paper.

illinicb Jan 16, 2013 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by quhawks12 (Post 678800)

Did they photoshop the crowd in to make it look full? ;)

The changes look/sound good. If anybody does show up for a game, the experience will be a little better. Hoepfully the product will improve too!

Shenanigans Jan 16, 2013 02:48 PM

Good....now lets get good at football and actually renovate the other half of the stadium.

Shenanigans Jan 16, 2013 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by quhawks12 (Post 678800)

Looks like they plan on tearing the Assembly Hall down! Lol

-josh- Jan 16, 2013 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Shenanigans (Post 678827)
Looks like they plan on tearing the Assembly Hall down! Lol



LOL


They had to be able to afford the screen somehow, tear it down and sell all the materials.

trevdv Jan 16, 2013 03:39 PM

I think they need to do something with the student section at some point in the future. They're so far removed from the action, it's ridiculous. Hard for them to make any kind of an impact in terms of noise level solely by themselves.

illinifan4249 Jan 16, 2013 03:58 PM

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Last football season, the members of Block-I got a chance to see some posters of the scoreboard so I figured I would post my pictures of them since they might be better quality and the second picture shows the reverse of the scoreboard. For comparision sake we were told that the current scoreboard is about as wide as the "Win, Win, Win" part on the new scoreboard.http://tinypic.com/r/5agqb/6http://tinypic.com/r/30u2uix/6

illinilifer Jan 16, 2013 04:38 PM

Nice thanks for posting the orginals. And you can see assembly hall ;)

AzIlliniFan Jan 16, 2013 05:13 PM

Wow, I've never made it to a game there. Seems like a TON of space all the way around between the fans and the playing field! I can only reference it to ASU Sun Devil Stadium and The Murph in SD, (Jack Murphy Stadium, or as its known to newer Charger fans as Qualcom :hurl:) both of which I've been to many times, and the fans are much closer the field. I never really noticed that while watching on the tube. Is that typical of most stadiums in the B1G?

I guess when the Illini football teams hits the big time in a few years and need more seats they can always lower the field about 5 feet and then extend the seats downward another 10 rows! :D

illinicb Jan 16, 2013 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by AzIlliniFan (Post 678915)
Wow, I've never made it to a game there. Seems like a TON of space all the way around between the fans and the playing field! I can only reference it to ASU Sun Devil Stadium and The Murph in SD, (Jack Murphy Stadium, or as its known to newer Charger fans as Qualcom :hurl:) both of which I've been to many times, and the fans are much closer the field. I never really noticed that while watching on the tube. Is that typical of most stadiums in the B1G?

Up until the late 70s or so, there was a track that was in place around the football field and the area between the south end of the field and the stands was used for some track things as well (this part I'm not as confident of).

Back in the early 20s when Memorial Stadium was built, track was still a pretty popular sport I believe (as was boxing and horse racing) and Illinois was a track power for years, although I'm not sure about that era. Now I'm not sure if or how many track meets they even have at home.

Dan Jan 16, 2013 06:56 PM

Thanks for posting illinifan4249 :thumb:

DrewD007 Jan 16, 2013 07:49 PM

I think I built it up more in my head because I thought it'd be bit bigger. Regardless, it looks great!

Also it says there is gonna be 3 ribbon boards. Obviously 2 would go on East and West balconies, but what about the 3rd? Above the North End Zone?

Jkat00 Jan 16, 2013 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by DrewD007 (Post 678988)
I think I built it up more in my head because I thought it'd be bit bigger. Regardless, it looks great!

Also it says there is gonna be 3 ribbon boards. Obviously 2 would go on East and West balconies, but what about the 3rd? Above the North End Zone?

3rd ribbon will be in the south end zone.

http://www.news-gazette.com/sports/i...ot-season.html

The pricetag for the new scoreboard, three "ribbon" or scrolling-type of scoreboards on the east and west sides of the upper deck and under the scoreboard, plus a smaller display for fans who can't see the big one, is $6.7 million

DrewD007 Jan 16, 2013 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Jkat00 (Post 678992)
Pretty sure the 3rd ribbon will be in the south end zone.

So that smaller screen that is under the main scoreboard?

SOILL-ILLINIFAN Jan 16, 2013 09:35 PM

We must be playing a bad team in this pic because we are winning 37-10 lol

AzIlliniFan Jan 16, 2013 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by illinicb (Post 678917)
Up until the late 70s or so, there was a track that was in place around the football field and the area between the south end of the field and the stands was used for some track things as well (this part I'm not as confident of).

Back in the early 20s when Memorial Stadium was built, track was still a pretty popular sport I believe (as was boxing and horse racing) and Illinois was a track power for years, although I'm not sure about that era. Now I'm not sure if or how many track meets they even have at home.

Okay, that would account for the space. Just curious, thanks!

carmelillini Jan 17, 2013 07:17 AM

It's about a third the size of Razorbacks video board. SEC remains on top.

KBLEE Jan 17, 2013 08:12 AM

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Originally Posted by SOILL-ILLINIFAN (Post 679044)
We must be playing a bad team in this pic because we are winning 37-10 lol

And it's an away game, unless we just decided to wear white at home. :confused:

Dan Jan 17, 2013 08:14 AM

The screenshot in the scoreboard mockup is Rashard Mendenhall scoring a TD in the 2008 Rose Bowl.


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