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Texas A&M previews nation’s biggest scoreboard

Kyle Field Renovated

With Kyle Field undergoing renovations, Texas A&M officials gave an update to the media on Tuesday about the project, revealing a couple interesting tidbits in the process.

Namely, the new Kyle Field will house college football’s largest scoreboard. It will be 47 feet tall and 163 feet wide. It’s square footage of 7,661 feet will beat out the sport’s current largest scoreboard — the one at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium in Austin — by 291 feet.

Here’s an artist’s rendering of what the scoreboard will look like in the stadium. You can get another good look here:


The final attendance capacity for the renovated Kyle Field will be 102,500 in 2015, up from 82,600 today.

Will the college football arms race ever end?

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23 Responses to “Texas A&M previews nation’s biggest scoreboard”
  1. dkhhuey says: Feb 18, 2014 5:38 PM

    In related news – Johnny DB says he is coming back for another year so he can watch himself on the biggest scoreboard!

  2. mydixienormus says: Feb 18, 2014 5:44 PM

    Now their fans can see giant close-ups of their happy male cheerleaders!

  3. imaduffer says: Feb 18, 2014 5:46 PM

    It’s so big you will be able to see youranis from the nose bleed seats.

  4. Deb says: Feb 18, 2014 5:47 PM

    Austin currently has the biggest? Thought Jerry’s World had the biggest. What is it with Texans and their scoreboards?

  5. hoggette71 says: Feb 18, 2014 5:53 PM

    Arkansas has had their 37×167 video board since 2002. They updated last year to exceed HD in pixels instead of going bigger. Looks like the state of Texas still has a bigger complex.

  6. classyjacklambert says: Feb 18, 2014 5:56 PM

    Deb, We all know Texans like to compensate for what they lack in other areas…

  7. spreadthecheese says: Feb 18, 2014 6:25 PM

    Did they pay with cash? I hear Texas A&M and its quarterbacks only do cash transactions.

  8. slick1ru2 says: Feb 18, 2014 6:26 PM

    Reliant Stadium’s new video board is over 14,000 sq ft, twice the footage and bigger than The Cowboy’s.

  9. Deb says: Feb 18, 2014 6:43 PM

    @slick1ru2 …

    Reliant? That’s the Texans’ stadium. It is a Texans thing, classyjack!! ROFL

  10. 8to80texansblog says: Feb 18, 2014 6:49 PM

    This is referencing the largest scoreboard in college football, not all sports.

    Reliant stadium in Houston currently has the largest scoreboard, but anyone who looked at it and then at the one in Jerrys world would easily say that the board in Dallas is better.

    Jacksonville is getting one this year that will beat them all I believe.

  11. thefiesty1 says: Feb 18, 2014 7:18 PM

    The AGGIES are doing this just to one up on Texas. Too bad DeLoss is retiring or he would replace the one at DKR just to one up the Ags. After all, Texas has the most money and the biggest everything that money can buy.

  12. Deb says: Feb 18, 2014 7:42 PM

    @8to80 …

    Jacksonville? The Jags are getting a giant scoreboard? Are they gluttons for punishment?

  13. goodfieldnohit says: Feb 18, 2014 9:57 PM

    Meanwhile, the fiesty1 wonders why University of Texas fans weren’t in the top 5 of the ESPN poll of the best fans in THE BIG 12.

    Stronghorns need more slogans before they can put the T back in Texas.

  14. goodfieldnohit says: Feb 18, 2014 9:58 PM

    Oh, and welcome to the offseason.

  15. sportsguy3434 says: Feb 18, 2014 10:06 PM

    I guarantee you they new exactly how big the tv is and went a size bigger. They do not feel like the little brother now. Seating capacity will be bigger too.

    Deb, the bigger scoreboard allows for the players to see the replay of the incomplete passes, missed blocks, and holding penalties.

  16. sportsguy3434 says: Feb 18, 2014 10:07 PM

    Last line was about Jacksonville.

    From Wikipedia:
    The current official stadium seating capacity of 100,119[1] makes the stadium the largest football-only venue by seating capacity in the state of Texas, the largest in the Big 12 Conference, the sixth largest stadium in the United States, and the ninth largest non-motorsport stadium in the world.

    While DKR–Texas Memorial Stadium has the largest seating capacity in the state of Texas,

  17. tgaustin says: Feb 19, 2014 9:23 AM

    This scoreboard will guarantee that the Ag’s finish better than 5th or 7th in conference play! Gig Em’!

  18. 8to80texansblog says: Feb 19, 2014 10:03 AM

    This board reminds me of the one in Reliant. 4:1 aspect ratio is stupid…. It’s not all about square footage. You wouldn’t have a tv in your house with a 4:1 aspect ratio…

    At Reliant, they removed the ads on the side of the old board, put in a big new board and then just digitized that ads….

    As much as I hate the cowboys, that TV is a normal aspect ratio and they use the entire screen to show replays….

  19. 8to80texansblog says: Feb 19, 2014 10:51 AM

    Info on Jacksonville’s new video screens

  20. texasbornlsufan says: Feb 19, 2014 11:46 AM

    Read the article people! Largest in College Football!

  21. Deb says: Feb 19, 2014 11:56 AM

    Read the comments, texasbornlsufan. We all know the article was talking about college football. But we wandered off the path :)

  22. 8to80texansblog says: Feb 19, 2014 12:15 PM

    Deb says:
    Feb 19, 2014 11:56 AM

    Read the comments, texasbornlsufan. We all know the article was talking about college football. But we wandered off the path :)

    As we often do….

  23. mtheparrothead says: Feb 20, 2014 8:31 AM

    Jags scoreboards are going to be sick! And cabanas with pools in the north end zone. Hey at least our stadium will be interesting.

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