Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver dropped the news on the Tech Talk Live radio show a few months ago that the Hokies were in discussions about adding a new video board in Lane Stadium before next season.
Well, it appears that project is full steam ahead.
Some pictures have been making their way around the Internet, courtesy of Virginia Tech’s Request for Proposal for the video board and audio system installation.
I have a call into Tom Gabbard, Virginia Tech’s Associate Director of Athletics for Internal Affairs. He is in charge of new construction projects and maintenance. Hopefully he can offer some more insight into the project.
From the RFP, though, there are a few details of note. The bidder inquiry deadline is tomorrow. Tech hopes to have a contractor selected by April 1. Demolition of the existing board can’t take place until May 17 because of graduation. And the installation of the new board is to be completed by Aug. 1.
There are plenty of technical figures associated with the new board, but the size is probably what people care about. The new video board has to be at least 48.2 feet tall by 108.2 feet wide.