Cody Cousino / Photo editor
Watching a game in Ohio Stadium is truly an event to be a part of, and with 105,000 seats the only guaranteed view can sometimes be on the scoreboard. For the upcoming 2012 football season, the hard hits, goal-line stands and touchdown catches will be seen in high definition at every home game.
The university is planning a $7 million renovation to the current scoreboard, which is 11 years old.
The project is slated to begin April 23 and will be completed in early August. The current scoreboard is 90 feet by 30 feet, but is not HD.
The new model will include a Panasonic HD screen, stretching 124 feet by 42 feet, and incorporate upgrades to the audio system and the LED running boards. Running boards are the smaller screens underneath the larger screen that usually display score updates and advertisements.
A Pro Sound audio system with 25 different speakers will flank the scoreboard. Older speakers throughout the Horseshoe will also receive improvements and will be replaced by new speakers fitted into the existing framework.
In comparison, the University of Texas’s scoreboard trumps all college football scoreboards, measuring in at 134 feet by 55 feet. The Dallas Cowboys “Guinness Book of World Records”-setting screen sits at 160 feet by 72 feet.