Nippert Stadium to get supersize LED videoboard

CINCINNATI – A new LED videoboard to be installed at Nippert Stadium this month will be four times larger than the one it’s replacing, the University of Cincinnati announced Thursday.

“The new videoboard is a great enhancement to Nippert Stadium,” football coach Luke Fickell said in a release. “UC is committed to giving its great fans the best game-day experience possible. It gives us the ability to impact fans, recruits and visitors to campus all year long.”

The new videoboard will be installed in the North end zone in time for the football opener against Austin Peay on Aug. 31.

The new board from Daktronics will be 31 feet high and 114 feet wide. It’s the same quality and model installed by the Reds in right field of Great American Ball Park before the 2015 All-Star Game. It features a 13HD pixel layout with wide-angle visibility from any seat in the stadium, according to the release.

The current standard-definition videoboard was installed in 2005.

The new board was made possible by a gift from longtime UC supporters Carl and Martha Lindner, the release  said. IMG College also contributed to the project. Cost was not announced.

The FC Cincinnati soccer team, owned by Lindner, also plays at Nippert Stadium. The new videoboard will not be operational for the U.S. Open Cup semifinal on Aug. 15.

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