Virginia Tech’s football and basketball facilities are getting new video boards this year.
Lane Stadium’s old board was torn down right after graduation in May. The new board will have a high-definition LED display. It is going to be 48.2 feet tall and 108.2 feet wide, making it 5,215 square feet. That will be around three times larger then the old one.
It will be the eighth biggest board in college football stadiums, the biggest being University of Texas’ 7,437 square foot board.
The cost of the board is around $3 million, while the cost for the new sound system and studio support for the new technology combined will be around $1.5 million. Tech’s sports network, IMG College, is paying for it.
The board was scheduled to be completed by August 1, but has not yet been finished.
Cassell Coliseum is also getting a video board update, as well as a new court design.
The Cassell board is expected to be much lager then the one in place now. Demolition of the old board started in early June, but it's unclear when it will be finished.
The new court design is already in place and was finished on August 12.
The big difference from the old design is that the baseline now says "Virginia Tech Hokies" instead of just "Virginia Tech." The "Virginia Tech" is also in white, while the "Hokies" is maroon. There is also a "@hokiesports" logo on the bottom right of the sidelines.
Hokie fans can check out the new video boards in Lane on September 7, at the home opener against Western Carolina and in Cassell for the basketball team’s season opener in November.