A new video board is coming to Ross-Ade Stadium.
On Thursday morning, Purdue announced that its next step in improving the fan experience at home football games is installing a brand new video board, located in the South end zone. It will be in place for the 2020 season, according to a release from Purdue Athletics.
“We believe our fans will find the live in-stadium experience at Ross-Ade is enhanced by the addition of this prominent, state-of-the-art video board,” Purdue athletic director Mike Bobinski told PurdueSports.com, “The unique combination of the board’s size, clarity of image and proximity to the field and seating bowl will be second to none in college football.”
At 56-feet, 9-inches high and 150-feet, 4-inches feet wide, it will be one of the largest video boards in college football. It will also be the first high-dynamic range video board in the sport, per the release.
Construction will begin in the first week of December 2019 with the completion date scheduled for August 2020. Purdue’s first home game will be against Memphis on Sept. 12.
Below is the photo released.
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— Purdue Athletics (@PurdueSports) November 14, 2019