Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, January 21, 2011

Regents approve new HD video boards for Big House, Crisler and Yost

The Board of Regents voted unanimously Thursday to install new high-definition (HD) video scoreboards at Michigan Stadium, Crisler Arena and Yost Ice Arena. The boards will be installed at each venue prior to the 2011-12 season.

“We are excited about the conversion to HD and the installation of LED boards at our three biggest venues,” said Athletic Director Dave Brandon. “These new boards will provide our fans with the opportunity for enhanced and crystal-clear viewing of not only the event, but of replays, announcements and other fun ways to create game day excitement.”

Due to the construction at Crisler Arena, the Michigan Sports Television Production Studio, which manages and controls the video boards, will be relocated to Michigan Stadium until the arena is completed in 2012-13. The athletic department will convert to high-definition equipment with the installation of the new video boards.

The estimated cost of the project is $20 million. The athletic department will be funding the project through internal resources.