Oklahoma State’s facilities are indeed getting an upgrade.
Boone Pickens Stadium will install a new video board, coach Mike Gundy confirmed to reporters.
The Cowboys coach didn’t dive into specifics, but the program is hoping to have the new jumbotron ready for Sept. 1.
“I couldn’t give you any dates other than I was told it’d be up and running by our first game this fall,” Gunday said on Wednesday.
Oklahoma State’s student newspaper, The O’Colly, was the first to report news of the new video board. The O’Colly’s Jeremy Kolok reports the video board is expected to be 6,600 square feet. The new jumbotron would give Oklahoma State the third-largest video board in the Big 12.
“I’m excited about it,” Gundy added. “I don’t know any of the details, that’s way over my head. But I’m excited about it. I think it’s something we needed. I think it’ll be a great touch for our facility.”
Oklahoma State begins its 2018 season with Missouri State. If all goes according to plan, fans can expect to see the new jumbotron above the east end zone.
The Cowboys currently has four small video boards scattered throughout its stadium.
The university has yet to make an official announcement regarding the upgrade.
Ranking the Big 12’s video boards
Video boards are an important facet of every college football stadium. Here is where each Big 12 team’s video board ranks among its fellow league members.
1. Oklahoma, 7,489 ft2
2. Texas, 7,370 ft2
3. Baylor, 5,029 ft2
4. Texas Tech, 3,800 ft2
5. West Virginia, 3,616 ft2
6. Iowa State, 2,862 ft2
7. Kansas State, 2,613 ft2
8. Kansas, 2,380 ft2
9. TCU, 1,600 ft2
10. Oklahoma State, 945 ft2