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West Virginia Unveils Massive New Video Board

Milan Puskar Stadium will look much improved when the Mountaineers play their home opener September 9.

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When Mountaineer fans return to Milan Puskar Stadium in three weeks, there will be a new, massive addition to the stadium to welcome them. A new video board installed on the north end of stadium was unveiled on Thursday with a couple of videos published to the school’s social media accounts.

According to the announcement by the school, the new video board measures 37.2 feet high by 97.2 feet long for a total of 3,616 square feet. The north end video board will work in conjunction with the 2,006 square foot south end video board, installed in 2008, to provide additional entertainment and in-game coverage throughout the stadium. As an added bonus, the $4 million price tag was funded by IMG through their media rights contract with the athletics department.

It was a busy week for West Virginia athletics as Director of Athletics Shane Lyons also provided Mountaineer fans with a tour of the west side concourse renovations on Friday. The renovations will be completed in time for the September 9 home opener against East Carolina. The renovations include extra walking space to improve traffic flow, additional concession points and bathrooms, and cell phone charging stations. Check out the link for a complete list of renovations.

These stadium improvements and renovations are more for enhancing the fan experience inside the stadium as opposed to impressing recruits. However, a better game day experience for the fans will certainly result in a better atmosphere for the players, which will help in recruiting. And, let’s face it, this is about getting fans off the couch and into the stadium as college football attendance numbers across the country continue to decline.

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