As promised, the main scoreboard at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium is getting an upgrade this year.
Crews began replacing the video screen on the north end zone this week with a brand new, 16-mm high-definition video display.
Once complete, the $4.6 million HD screen will measure 167 feet wide and 38 feet tall, nearly doubling the size of the current video display which was installed in the middle of the scoreboard 12 years ago.
Athletic Director Jeff Long said the new board will greatly enhance the game day experience.
“The video board plays such an instrumental role in creating an exciting game day atmosphere and helping create a home field advantage. This new larger board utilizes some of the latest technology and will allow us to introduce new interactive features.”
The University of Arkansas’ athletic department chose Cincinnati-based LSI Industries, Inc. to handle the manufacture and installation of the new screen. LSI is the same company that provided the original 107-foot-by-30-foot display in 2000, which, at the time, was the largest at any stadium in the world.
The new display won’t carry the same bragging rights, but it will be one of the largest in college football. Only Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas (134 x 55) and Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Fla. (138.5 x 48.5) have larger screens.
The project, which is part of a series of major upgrades to the UA’s athletic facilities, also includes new LED stadium identification signs as well as new game clocks and play clocks on the north and south ends of the stadium.