I Can See Clearly Now: New Video Boards, Ribbons To Be Unveiled at Pitt Game
Sept. 3, 2014
In addition to the Boston College football team, Alumni Stadium's state-of-the-art video boards and LED ribbon displays will take center stage at the Eagles' home opener on Friday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m against Pittsburgh.
Each end zone video board is approximately 19 feet high and 54 feet wide utilizing more than 1,000 square feet, which is twice the size of the previously installed boards. There are 258,000 pixels and 855,000 LEDs per display. A total of 97 60-inch televisions would fit into one end zone display. Combined, the two end zone displays nearly equal the size of an average American house.
"I'm particularly excited about seeing the new boards at our first two home games, which will be played at night," Director of Athletics Brad Bates says. "Our fans are in for a treat Friday night."
Accompanying the video boards will be 1,065 LED ribbon displays that will wrap around the entire football stadium.
There are only 15 stadiums (college or pro) in the entire country with the 13HD technology that is being introduced at Alumni Stadium and the video boards are the first of their kind in the Northeast. Boston College will be the only Atlantic Coast Conference school with the advanced outdoor video resolution and one of only two schools to have it in the Eastern half of the United States (South Carolina being the other).
Professional teams using 13HD technology include the Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers and Pittsburgh Steelers. Other collegiate stadiums utilizing the technology include the University of Washington, Stanford, the University of Wisconsin and Texas A&M.