The fan experience at Mercer football games in Five Star Stadium will be significantly improved in 2019 with the addition of a new video board that will rank as the largest in the Southern Conference and among the FCS' largest.
Mercer Athletics Director Jim Cole announced plans on Friday for the installation of a state-of-the-art video board, which will measure 30 feet tall and 72 feet wide (2,160 square feet) and has the ability to show live action and full-screen replays with quality resolution. The new video board will be approximately six times larger than the current board.
Demolition of Mercer's current football video board and installation of the new board will begin mid-December. The board will remain located behind the north end zone of Five Star Stadium. Completion of the board – which will be manufactured by Daktronics – is targeted for 2019.
"Our fans and alumni deserve the best game day experience possible at Five Star Stadium and this video board will strengthen Mercer's ability to provide that," Cole said. "Adding a premium board like this is a game-changer for everyone who attends Mercer football games, as it will help keep Five Star Stadium as one of the top FCS venues in the nation."
Top-7 FCS On-Campus Video Boards (as of 11/2/2017) 1. South Dakota State 3,100 (sq ft) 2. North Dakota State 2,900 (sq ft) 3. Stephen F. Austin 2,692 (sq ft) 4. Northern Iowa 2,600 (sq ft) 5. Sam Houston State 2,570 (sq ft) 6. Mercer2,160 (sq ft) 7. Monmouth 1,848 (sq ft)
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