The War Eagles will be on full display in their home opener against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks as fans and players alike will have no reason not to look at the new scoreboard. The $14 million, 800-ton scoreboard at Jordan-Hare Stadium will be the largest in college football.
This past weekend, the video panels were installed with an estimated 40,000 bolts used.
And yes, the new video board is MUCH larger than the old.
This new scoreboard rivals something out of “Jerryland” in Dallas, TX. Jerry Jones, infamous for a large screen of his own, as each screen weighed in approximately 1.2 million pounds. The sideline screens stretch from one 20-yard line to the next 20-yard line.
The screen at AT&T stadium towers in expenses compared to what it took to construct the one at Jordan-Hare stadium by almost tripling in cost.
This screen comes just in time as the Tigers look forward to another challenging SEC schedule with the last game being the Iron Bowl. The heated crosstown rivalry game will be at home for Auburn, an edge they welcome after coming off a devastating loss last season.
The state of Alabama will have no other place to look besides the big screen on Saturday, November 28.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Auburn Athletics