Jordan-Hare Stadium north end zone videoboard expansion approved by Auburn Board of Trustees

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The Auburn University Board of Trustees has given final approval for the addition of a new state-of-the-art videoboard in the north end zone of Jordan-Hare Stadium. (AU Athletics)

AUBURN, Ala. — The Auburn University Board of Trustees has given final approval for the addition of a new state-of-the-art videoboard in the north end zone of Jordan-Hare Stadium. The vote and approval came at Friday’s Board of Trustees meetings at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center and will replace the current north end zone scoreboard, which was originally installed in 1987.
 
The north end zone videoboard project is expected to break ground in the summer of 2024 to be completed in time for the 2025 Auburn football season.
 
This project marks the first step toward modernizing the north end zone of Jordan-Hare Stadium. The videoboard and supporting structure have been intentionally designed to stand alone behind the current seating bowl, enabling future north end zone improvement opportunities to utilize the concrete frame as part of any future projects.
 
The videoboard’s concrete base structure is also expected to provide an expanded north end zone concourse to provide additional food and beverage offerings, while easing the flow of fans around the main concourse level of Jordan-Hare Stadium.
 
“We are appreciative of the Auburn Board of Trustees for its continued support of Auburn Athletics and the Auburn Family,” Auburn Director of Athletics John Cohen said. “This videoboard project will not only take a big step in our efforts to provide a better aesthetic balance between Jordan-Hare Stadium’s north and south end zones and an improved sound experience, but more importantly will continue to modernize the fan experience for our fan base. It will also give our south end zone patrons, including our student section, an opportunity to have an unimpeded and straight-ahead view of a state-of-the-art videoboard.”
 
The new north end zone videoboard will be 47 feet high by 154 feet wide, totaling 7,238 square feet of LED space. While the current south end zone videoboard remains the largest collegiate videoboard in the country at 10,690 square feet, the new north videoboard will also measure impressively as the sixth largest videoboard in the Southeastern Conference and a top-20 collegiate videoboard in the United States. By today’s standard, the two videoboards combined will feature the most LED square footage of videoboard among all SEC schools. 
 
LBYD Engineers of Birmingham, Alabama will serve as project engineers.