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Va. Tech upgrading Lane, Cassell systems

Thursday - 2/21/2013, 12:06pm  ET

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Lane Stadium at Virginia Tech will unveil a massive new big screen during the upcoming football season.

The high-definition LED display will measure 48.2 feet tall by 108.2 feet wide -- nearly five times the current one. It will be the eighth largest in the country in stadiums where Football Bowl Subdivision teams play their home games.

The Roanoke Times ( ) says the big board is among the sound and screen improvements planned at Tech's football stadium and Cassell Coliseum.

Installation of Lane's screen is scheduled to be complete by Aug. 1. It comes with a big cost: about $3 million. An improved sound system will cost $700,000.

The Cassell board will also be significantly larger.

IMG College, which handles Virginia Tech's sports network, is paying for the entire project.


Information from: The Roanoke Times,

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