Playing so much NCAA Football 2005 over the past couple of days has definitely put me in a football mood. As such, I thought I'd share some football-related happenings.
Doyt Perry Stadium, which is BGSU's football venue, is getting a new scoreboard and sound system. This was a needed move, as the scoreboard was old (actually, the oldest in Division IA college football) and outdated and the sound system had some problems.
Work on the project started this week, and is planned to be finished by mid-August. BG's first home football game is on September 11 against Southeast Missouri State, so the new board will be ready by then. Here's a look at the top of the new scoreboard:
Yep, it's big. You'll notice that it's resting on a semi's flatbed, so that should give you an idea of just how big it is. When the whole thing goes up, it'll be 36' X 36', give or take a few inches. The main feature will be a video board, which should definitely enhance the game experience. I'm looking forward to seeing how they use it. It's rumored that the first use of it will be to invite fans into the stadium and show the BG @ Oklahoma game, which takes place a week prior to the home opener. If they do that, I'll be there.
As the scoreboard project progresses, I'll try to make it over to the Doyt to snap some more pictures. In the meantime, some more pictures can be found here.