New jumbotron to greet Vol fans in 2009

By: Wes Boling Email
By: Wes Boling Email

Aug. 7, 2009

(WVLT) -- It's ten stories high, 4,000 square feet, and it'll be bright orange on gamedays.

It's Neyland Stadium's new jumbotron, and it's the newest addition to a venue that's getting nicer every year.

When Tennessee fans walk inside Neyland Stadium Sept. 5 for the Vols' season-opener against Western Kentucky, they'll see an impressive structure looming 100 feet above the south end zone. Whereas the old scoreboard -- installed in 1999 -- was broken up into several screens, the new jumbotron is one large LCD screen.

Gone are the "V-O-L-S" block letters on top of the board. They're replaced with a Neyland Stadium sign. Pictures of Robert Neyland, Eric Berry and the stadium will grace the back of the jumbotron, visible from Neyland Drive and beyond.

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