Spartan Stadium Scoreboards do not disappoint

Spartan Stadium Scoreboard

There’s been a lot of talk about the new scoreboards at Spartan Stadium. The BTN team got a first-hand look at the new additions Wednesday as our annual summer football tour hit East Lansing, and the massive displays did not disappoint. Let’s just say Michigan State fans won’t have any trouble seeing the score, stats, replays, or anything of that kind in 2012.

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One look at these pictures, and it’s clear Michigan State’s $10 million project was worth it.

There’s three scoreboards altogether (two on the north end, one on the south end), and they cover about 13,500 square feet. The one pictured above is the crown jewel, a 5,300-square-foot video board on the south end that dwarfs the old scoreboard (567-square feet).

The best part of the mammoth video scoreboard: it’s the largest in the state of Michigan. Put another way, it is bigger than anything at Michigan Stadium.

As a result, we’ll probably never see a larger image of William Gholston than the one displayed above. On the topic of the picture, it’s hard not to notice it shows Michigan State leading Boise State, 68-64, after thee quarters of the season opener.

Here’s a look at the scoreboards on the north end:

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Brian Aust on 8/22/2012 @ 5:44pm EDT Said:

Thanks for the comments Brent, but beating Michigan with scoreboards is way down the list for State at this point!

WmSmith on 8/22/2012 @ 5:48pm EDT Said:

Is that a bball for Fball score???

Sameer Gadola on 8/22/2012 @ 5:49pm EDT Said:

These are the best scoreboards in the nation!!!! SPARTY NEVER DISAPPOINTS!!!! GO SPARTANS!!!!

Alec on 8/22/2012 @ 8:31pm EDT Said:

According to the scoreboard in the first picture, MSU beat Boise State 68-64.

Alicia Flowers (@ajf24) on 8/23/2012 @ 1:11am EDT Said:

Awesome scoreboards! It’s going to be a fun and exciting football season at Spartan Stadium. I’ve got to get there for Homecoming. Go State!

Joe on 8/23/2012 @ 8:38am EDT Said:



Steven on 8/23/2012 @ 6:18pm EDT Said:

MD isn’t going to be happy with the D if Boise puts up 64 points.

Doug on 8/27/2012 @ 4:13pm EDT Said:

Nice pic of the north end zone, I’ll be sitting right by the tunnel where the players come out, can’t wait !

Chad on 8/29/2012 @ 12:11am EDT Said:

There is a new sound system also! Which will have Spartan Stadium rockin come Friday night!!

Doug on 8/29/2012 @ 4:12pm EDT Said:

yep the sound system is also in the north end zone right where i’m at !

Chris on 9/5/2012 @ 6:17pm EDT Said:

i have season tickets in section 3 where the 2 score boards are and the new sound bar. That first game was crazy loud and those things can crank!!