OU to unveil new Owen Field video board at season opener on August 30.
NORMAN, Okla. --
With a little more
than two weeks before the season-opener on August 30,
workers are applying the finishing touches on the
south scoreboard structure at Owen Field. SoonerVision
continues testing of the video board elements inside
the stadium. View the latest photos from Norman by
clicking the photo gallery links.
On August 12, workers applied graphics
which completely wrap the south side of the scoreboard
structure facing Lindsey Street. The design incorporates
six corporate partner logos and continues the tradition
of listing Oklahoma's national championship years below
the stadium name.
"When I first came to OU, the graphic on the scoreboard
was something that caught my eye," said Scott Matthews,
graphic design director for OU Athletics. "I
knew immediately this project was important.
It's our opportunity to communicate the Oklahoma tradition
and the pride our fans have in the program."
In addition to the new design, the materials
and application procedure have been upgraded. The old
graphics were painted directly on the metal surface
of the scoreboard. The new design consists of 126
individual vinyl sections measuring four feet by 10
feet. Each of the vinyl sections have been
treated with a UV-protective laminate which promotes
New Video & Sound
OU will unveil the new football video
and audio system during the season opener against Chattanooga
on August 30.
The face of the video board will measure 113.5
feet wide by 32.5 feet tall for a total viewing area
of 3,689 square feet. Oklahoma's board will be among
the five largest in college football.
with Brandon Meier of SoonerVision
explains much of the anticipated game operation and
visual presentation of the new board.
View the latest photos and video of the latest
projects throughout Oklahoma's stadium here:
Stadium Photo Galleries
14, 2008: Finishing Touches & Testing for Scoreboard
12, 2008: Graphics on South Scoreboard Face
8, 2008: Top Structure, Graphics Finishing Scoreboard
8, 2008: Speaker Systems Placed on Roof of Structure
2, 2008: Video Board, Speaker Systems & Stadium
30, 2008: Workers Installing Last Row
25, 2008: Inspect New Video Board Elements Up Close
24, 2008: Video Board From Different Sections in Stadium
20, 2008: Video Board Installation Photos
21, 2008: Latest Photos
15, 2008: View One of the Video Panels Being Removed
14, 2008: South Scoreboard Demolition Photo Gallery
The OU Athletics Department salvaged several
elements from the face of the old scoreboard and has
been making them available to fans through our online
auction. View the scoreboard auction page here
Size of new board: 113.5 feet
wide and 32.5 feet tall (3,689 square feet).
video board which was 36 feet wide and 21 feet tall
(756 square feet).
OU's new board is expected to
be the fourth largest in the nation.
Boards built by South Dakota-based Daktronics.
16 mm HD capable video replay.
New HD video cameras for SoonerVision.
New state-of-the-art sound system.
Cost of the project is $4.5 million.
New video board, ribbon boards and sound system
will be ready for 2008 season opener.