Northwestern announces plans for Ryan Field video board upgrades

Alex Putterman, Sports Editor

Ryan Field’s video board capabilities are getting a massive upgrade, Northwestern’s athletic department announced Monday.

The stadium, home of the Wildcats’ football team, will have its existing video board tripled in size and new LED ribbon boards added, overlooking each end zone.

“This is an exciting announcement for members of the Northwestern Football family and another indication of our commitment to providing the best possible gameday experience for fans and guest of Chicago’s Big Ten Team,” coach Pat Fitzgerald said in a news release.

The existing video board in the northeast corner of the field will be increased from 390 square feet to 1,100 square feet. The ribbon board over the north end zone will stretch 138 feet in length, while two ribbon boards along the south end zone will total 90 feet.

Construction will begin after the University’s June 20 commencement ceremonies and be finished in time for the Cats’ season opener against California on Aug. 30, the school said.

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