The University Record, April 1, 1998

Football fans will see instant replays on new stadium scoreboard

Football fans at Michigan Stadium will be looking at instant replays on a new scoreboard this fall and listening to announcers over an enhanced sound system.

The Regents have approved an expenditure of $7.9 million for the scoreboards and a video production facility that will be housed in Crisler Arena. Funds for the project, to be completed by September, will be provided by Athletic Department sources.

The video scoreboards, to be installed at both ends of the stadium, will 'permit notices of upcoming campus events to be displayed as well as messages of immediate importance to the fans at the game,' noted Athletic Director Tom Goss (left) in proposing the project to the Regents during their March meeting. Goss talked with Katie Plona, Michigan Daily reporter (right), after the Regents' meeting.

The video production facility in Crisler Arena will enable the U-M to produce visual images for the scoreboards, make it possible for coaches to produce in-house shows, provide employment for students, 'provide television and Internet coverage for all non-revenue sports, and increase utilization of Michigan Stadium and Crisler Arena,' Goss said. Photo by Rebecca A. Doyle