New Commonwealth Stadium scoreboards set for installation

These are the renderings (via UK Athletics) of what will be the visual upgrades to Commonwealth Stadium for the start of the season.

On Monday, the two old scoreboards will be removed. In August, the new Daktronics HD-X scoreboard will be put in place.

Each scoreboard is 37 feet high by 80 feet wide, making each display the 15th-largest scoreboard in the country. According to Daktronics, it would take more than 550 42-inch flat panel screens to fill the space of each new end zone LED video board. For comparison, the old video boards were 19 feet by 35 feet on one end of stadium, 16 by 28.5 on the other.

In addition to the end zone boards, more than 1,800 linear feet of video screens are being installed along the seating bowl (these boards wrap around the stadium in between the upper and lower seating section).

The project is expected to cost $6 million.

Side note: In the rendering, UK leads Auburn 28-7 with 10:06 left in the fourth quarter. Auburn, facing a 4th-and-10 from the 40-yard line, has chosen to keep Cam Newton and the offense on the field.

The full release can be found here.