Workers on Thursday began installing video panels in the north end of Jones AT&T Stadium, and the $11 million scoreboard construction project remains on schedule, Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt said.
“Hopefully we can have the video board and sound system installed and completed by the first of August,” Hocutt said, “and then that’s going to allow us to finish the north end zone seating and colonnade projects. That is on schedule to be substantially completed prior to opening-day kickoff.”
The Texas Tech System Board of Regents in mid-December approved two offseason projects, all on the stadium’s north end: the $11 million scoreboard installation and a $5 million project that comprises an 11-column colonnade, 368 infill seats and a concourse expansion.
Workers have spent the spring erecting a five-tier super structure to support the new high-definition video board above the stadium’s old ticket office building.
The total enclosure will be 190 feet wide and 57 feet tall. The video board contained within will be 100 feet wide and 38 feet tall.
Vertical sound banks flanking the video scoreboard will be 38 feet tall and 16 feet wide.