Posted by Tom Fornelli
That photo above is an artist's rendering of what the new scoreboard that Iowa State began working on this week. As you can see, the giant scoreboard will be built to tower over the school's Jacobson Athletic Building at the north end of Jack Trice Stadium. The plan is to have the scoreboard up and running before Iowa State plays its first home game this fall.
“With the Regents’ approval last month, we can now move forward expediently to have the video display and sound system ready to go when the Cyclones hit the field this fall,” Iowa State Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard said. “The amazing display and the versatility of the board will be a huge enhancement to the game-day enjoyment for fans. It’s like adding a huge flat screen HD television to your home.
“The impact of this structure on our football program is hard to quantify, but its size, quality and versatility will significantly enhance Jack Trice Stadium. Beyond a significant upgrade of entertainment possibilities, it also helps us maximize marketing potential within the stadium.”
The scoreboard will measure 36 feet high by 79.5 feet wide, and of course will feature a HD screen. Still, the question is, what should be the first video that Iowa State shows on it's new scoreboard? A highlight reel of the 2010 season? Possibly even an advertisment? These are good ideas, but I think we all know there is only one true possibility.