Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio addressed the media at Spartan Stadium on Monday, Aug. 6 saying that the new scoreboards will be ready to go next Saturday.
“The scoreboards are going to be unbelievable,” Dantonio said. “Hats off to our administration for doing all that, getting those things done. Greg Ianni, Mark Hollis, they should be applauded in getting all this done.”
In total, the scoreboards will measure about 13,500 square feet. On the north side, there are two scoreboards that are each 52 1/2 x 31 1/2 feet. Between the two is a 450-foot ribbon scoreboard, running along the top of the bleachers. Above the south end zone is a 5,300 square foot scoreboard.
“I think it changes the entire dynamics of the stadium” Dantonio said. “It closes everything in. There will be a great amount of excitement for our fans and players alike.”
“The first time they (Michigan State football team) run out here, see that board, see the stadium, 8 p.m., nighttime, national TV audience, Boise State.” Dantonio said. “Giant killer. If you can’t get ready for that then you need to move on, probably.”
The Spartans kick off the season against the Broncos on Aug. 31, which is just over three weeks away.
“Our guys will be ready to play,” Dantonio said.
Below are pictures taken on Aug. 6: