As renovations to Oklahoma's stadium progress, the Sooners displayed one of the crown jewels of the project. A DallasNews.com report.
Oklahoma University tweeted images of its new video board at Gaylord Family Stadium after crews finished installing the visual components. It appears fans somehow captured an early sneak peek, as well. Speakers will be added to the structure on each end.
The board is the second-largest in college football at 8,750 square feet (813 m2), behind only Auburn (10,830 sqf / 1,006 m2). It is a more than 3,600-square-foot upgrade over the Sooners' old video board, which was demolished in December 2015.
The new board will be 15 feet closer to the field than the previous one, as well. Renovations worth a total of $160 million enclosed the south endzone, added new luxury seating and will provide new locker rooms and training facilities for athletes.
The project is expected to be totally complete in 2017. However, the enclosing and seating projects will be finished by the Sooners' 2016 home opener against Louisiana-Monroe on Sept. 10.