Lavell Edwards Stadium on the Brigham Young University campus in Provo is pictured on Wednesday March 11, 2020.

Lavell Edwards Stadium on the BYU campus in Provo is pictured on Wednesday March 11, 2020. The school announced Wednesday that multiple upgrades will be in place by the start of the 2021 campaign. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

When more fans are allowed back into LaVell Edwards Stadium for BYU football games this fall, they’ll have an enhanced experience, as the school announced Wednesday morning that new video boards, LED ribbon boards and a new sound system will be installed in time for the 2021 season.

After a year in which athletic programs around the country took huge hits financially because of the pandemic, the upgrades will be entirely funded by Nu Skin, a longtime sponsor of BYU Athletics.

The video boards currently in place at the north and south ends of the stadium are 34 by 50 feet. The new south end board will be 48 by 131 feet and the north end board will be 36 by 72 feet.

As for ribbon boards, there is currently an 8-foot one on the east side of the stadium, but the ones on the north and south ends are only 4 feet. Those latter two will be replaced to match the size of the one on the east side.

Beside the new display boards, a new single point sound system will replace the sound system in the north end zone, which the school said “will significantly enhance the audio experience for those in attendance.”

Construction will begin this month, and they will be completed in time for the 2021 season. BYU is scheduled to open the campaign on Sept. 4 against Arizona in Las Vegas, and the home opener is set for Sept. 11 against rival Utah.

In a video announcing the project, athletic director Tom Holmoe said, “We look forward to …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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