Colorado announces plan for new video board on south end of Folsom Field

 

A much needed upgrade on the south end of Folsom Field is coming.
Colorado athletic director Rick George announced Wednesday they will begin construction on a new video board that will be ready for the 2024 season. The new board will be more than five times the surface area of the old board.
“Enhancing the atmosphere of Folsom Field on game day is always a top priority and we are always looking for ways to improve,” George said in a released statement. “I`m confident this new video board will further enrich and elevate the game day experience for our fans next year in our first season in the Big 12 Conference.”
The Buffaloes will go from having one of the smallest video boards in the Power 5 conferences to above the national average. The project will cost roughly $15 million with much of the costs going into the steel infrastructure to support the new video board
Funding is ongoing for the project, and those interested can donate here. Construction will begin in January and is expected to be finished for CU’s season opener Aug. 31, 2024, against North Dakota State.

George told BuffStampede.com earlier this fall “a lot” of planning has already taken place over upcoming construction to the west side of Folsom Field, which will replace the 86-year old Balch Fieldhouse.

A firm time table for construction has not been finalized yet, but George said the west side of the stadium is “on the forefront of our mind.”

“We have a really good plan for the west side of the stadium. That’s important for us,” George said. “We think it allows us to get more engagements with students, because we’re going to take that first floor and it’s going to be open air, 365 days a year. Students will be able to cross from the north to the south, south to the north, that live there and it’ll be a good thoroughfare for students that we can do some really positive things down there. It’s also going to create some premium inventory, which will be beneficial for us financially long term.”

 

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