WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — It's out with the old and in with the new at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Purdue's old video board, which debuted in 2007, has officially come down. Crews have been taking it apart piece by piece over the past few weeks.
Purdue Athletics is building a new board that will be four times larger than the old one. It will measure 150-feet, 4-inches wide and 56-feet, 9-inches high, making it one of the largest in the NCAA.
Steel beams for the new board will begin going up next week. Associate Athletics Director Chris Peludat says fans will be able to see everything. The board will be the first HDR (high-dynamic range) board in college football, providing a significantly sharper picture and richer color.
"I hope they're excited about it," said Peludat. "I think it'll really bring a lot to the stadium and their experience. If you combine the size with the closeness to the field, that's probably going to be unique to us."
The $10 million donor-funded project is expected to be finished by August.