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Texas A&M now has college football’s largest scoreboard

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They say everything is bigger in Texas. That certainly applies when talking about scoreboards. Texas A&M is now claiming to have the largest scoreboard in college football.

The plans for the new scoreboard have been in place since the school finalized the budget for the $450 million renovation of Kyle Field, which will not be completed in full until next year. In all, the scoreboard measures 47 feet high and 163 feet wide. For those keeping score in the state of Texas, and you know there are people doing just that, the scoreboard in Austin measures 55 feet high and 134 feet wide for a square footage of 7,340 feet. Texas A&M’s new scoreboard beats that by 291 feet according to the numbers reported by The Austin American-Statesman in February.

You might think the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys still own the largest scoreboard (72 feet high by 180 feet wide for 11,520 square feet) in the state of Texas. That is actually not the case. Texas Motor Speedway features a video board measuring 94.6 feet hight by 218 feet wide (20,622 square feet). The Houston Texans also edge the Cowboys with a video board measuring 52.5 feet high by 277.17 feet wide for a square footage of 14,548.7 square feet.

Baylor’s new football stadium opening this season will have a video board measuring 5,018 square feet.

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10 Responses to “Texas A&M now has college football’s largest scoreboard”
  1. scmems07 says: Jul 9, 2014 4:39 PM

    And shortly after the Seattle Seahawks will come out with the same size screen and claim they had it first

  2. thefiesty1 says: Jul 9, 2014 5:08 PM

    UT will be in the process of updating their scoreboard soon. Oh wait. DeLoss is (gone?).

  3. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 9, 2014 5:31 PM

    Biggest scoreboard to go with the soon to be biggest football stadium in the state.

  4. granadafan says: Jul 9, 2014 7:34 PM

    Compensating much?

  5. floridacock says: Jul 9, 2014 8:01 PM

    In addition to a defense with the biggest holes

  6. mgavin78 says: Jul 10, 2014 12:48 AM

    What about jags. Two of them biggest ever.

  7. tubaplayingprof says: Jul 10, 2014 8:32 AM

    Good to see that Power-Five money going to libraries, student services, athletes, etc…

  8. dmvtransplant says: Jul 10, 2014 8:54 AM

    Well I guess, if you can’t win a championship the least you can do is give the fans a huge scoreboard.

    – Jerry Jones

  9. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 10, 2014 4:21 PM

    ^^^ Touche

  10. dmvtransplant says: Jul 10, 2014 6:56 PM

    @ 8to80texansblog

    Let me guess Cowboys fan?

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