UI wants new Kinnick scoreboard, sound system


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The state Board of Regents will consider the University of Iowa’s request for a new scoreboard for Kinnick Stadium at its next meeting.

The UI has requested up to $4.5 million to install a new video display system from Daktronics, the same company that installed the famed “Godzillatron” at the University of Texas-Austin.

The system would include a large display in the existing south end zone structure, and addition video displays in the northeast and northwest corners of the stadium.

The money would also include a ribbon display above seating on the north side of the stadium along with two game clocks and four delay-of-game clocks.

The UI is also requesting $8 million to enter into a master lease to finance both the video display and other components of the project, which includes new infrastructure to support the system and sound and control room equipment.

Gifts and earnings from the Athletics Department would repay the money over a period of no more than five years.

The regents will consider the proposal at their next meeting, April 24-25 at the University of Northern Iowa.

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