During the recruiting cycle, it’s clear that prospects are drawn toward programs with top-notch facilities. In an ever evolving state, some are on the cutting edge while others play catch up. On Friday morning, the Oklahoma State Cowboys announced the newest addition to the family — a 110x56ft screen nestled inside Boone Pickens Stadium.
“This board not only modernizes the game day experience in Boone Pickens Stadium, but it also brings Oklahoma State to the forefront in this area,” said Athletic Director Mike Holder (http://okstate.com/news/2018/4/20/football-boone-pickens-stadium-getting-large-new-video-board.aspx). “We have taken input from fans and I believe that adding a premium board like this is a game-changer for all of us who attend Cowboy football games.”
Work has already begun on the eighth largest video board at a college football-only stadium. However, what makes this project unique is the ability to push the brightness to roughly 11,000 nits — for comparison, most other video boards in college stadiums run at 7,000 nits. In combination with the brightness, the board is set to be installed on the east wall of Gallagher Iba Arena. This translates to a board much closer to the field than one would experience at another venue.
Installation of the will not take place until July. Yet, the university hopes to unveil the finished product on August 1, just in time for the 2018 season.