As construction continues in the south end zone of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, the Texas Longhorns can now celebrate their first major milestone — the completion of the new video board.
Set to replace the 11-year-old Daktronic LED scoreboard affectionately referred to as Godzillatron, the Longhorns’ new video board is said to measure 55.85’ high by 134.38’ wide, total more than 7,505 square feet, and the video display will feature more than 2,723,840 physical pixels, according to ANC, the company that won the contract to install the video board. In its now-completed state, the new video board is expected to be the fourth-largest in college football.
That said, it might be quite some time before the burnt orange nation gets to enjoy this. masterpiece in person.
If the 2020 college football season is ultimately held amid the coronavirus pandemic, Austin Mayor Steve Adler isn’t exactly on board with Texas’ plans to host fans, even at the projected 25 percent capacity plan.
“I hope they don’t really try to do this,” Adler said, per Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman. “I’m not sure there’s anywhere in the world that’s having gatherings that size at this point.”
So, the crowd size — if there is a crowd at all — won’t quite be up to par with the magnificent size of Texas’ new video board, but in the meantime, fans can continue to enjoy visual updates on a south end zone renovation project that will only heighten Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium’s status as one of the premier stadiums in college football.
The entire renovation project expected to be completed just ahead of 2021 season.