And the scoreboard is up… and it’s good UPDATED 9/4

Notice the addition of the new speakers at the top.

Notice the addition of the new speakers at the top.

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I know this doesn't include the new board, but I just thought it was a cool picture of the stadium.  Looking forward to packing that place in a week.

I know this doesn't include the new board, but I just thought it was a cool picture of the stadium. Looking forward to packing that place in a week.

Pictures really don't do it justice, the thing looks even larger in person.

Pictures really don’t do it justice, the thing looks even larger in person.

Below are pictures I took of the new scoreboard currently being installed at Faurot Field.  These were taken August 20th.  Since then, the screen panels have all been installed.

Some quick facts about the new scoreboard:

Cost: $3.8 million

Size: 30 feet high, 80 feet wide (roughly 3 1/2 times larger than the previous one)

Developer: Daktronics

Technology: HD-X screen with state-of-the-art LED displays

Previous Scoreboard: Diamond Vision scoreboard constructed prior to the 1997 season.  MU cited antiquated technology, customer complaints, and rising maintenance costs as the reason for replacing the board.

Misc: A new sound system will also be installed at Faurot Field

Part of a $5 million project between MU and Daktronics that will include new scoreboards at MU’s baseball and soccer stadiums.

Expected to be finished before MU’s home opener vs. Bowling Green (9/12/09)

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Here's the view you see as you approach the stadium from on campus.  Obviously this scoreboard stands out a little more than the old one.

Here's the view you see as you approach the stadium from on campus. Obviously this scoreboard stands out a little more than the old one.

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2 responses to “And the scoreboard is up… and it’s good UPDATED 9/4

  1. j. (a loyal fan of your site)

    Nice pics! Can’t wait to see it in person at the Texas game!! I just hope I can get a ticket so I am not sitting on the grass below it. : )

  2. I think the new scoreboard looks great! Our company, Piros Signs, in Barnhart, MO installed the new scoreboard for Daktronics. We have had several crews working there since May. I think our workers did a wonderful job for Daktronics and Mizzou!

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