Northwestern’s Ryan Field gets new videoboard in 2014 (Photo)

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Northwestern announced on Monday that Ryan Field will have a different look when the Wildcats welcome the California Golden Bears to Evanston on Aug. 30th with plans to triple the size of the existing videoboard and install new LED ribbon boards to both the north and south end zones.

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“This is an exciting announcement for members of the Northwestern Football family and another indication of our commitment to providing the best possible gameday experience for fans and guests of Chicago’s Big Ten Team,” said head coach Pat Fitzgerald. “Initiatives of this magnitude don’t happen without the hard work of many individuals across campus and the support of our terrific fanbase, so I’d like to thank all those who played a role in making these videoboard upgrades a reality. We can’t wait for our fans to join us in experiencing an enhanced gameday atmosphere when we take the field against the Golden Bears on Aug. 30.”

The current size of the videoboard is expected to grow from 390 square feet to 1,100 square feet ensuring all the fans in Ryan Field will have a high-definition look at every important replay and scoring play this season and for seasons to come.

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In the north end zone, a 138-foot LED ribbon board will be on the facade of Walker Terrace, providing additional in-game displays for gameday information, spirit messaging and in-game promotions. The south end zone will have two ribbon boards that combine for 90 feet in size.

In the ongoing arms race that is college football facilities, this will be a nice boost for Northwestern as they will have a revamped look and feel at home games this season as Fitzgerald looks to get the Wildcats back to a bowl game after a disappointing 4-8 season in 2013.