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.
Click the video link for comments from athletic director Mike Hamilton.
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