If you are a college football fan, this is one of the most exciting times of the year. The season is coming to a dramatic close, followed shortly by the thrill of bowl games. If you have been following your favorite school every Saturday of the fall, it has all been leading up to this.
Anyone that has been to a college football game in person knows that the atmosphere is electric. College football fans tend to be more boisterous than professional football fans, and they bring loads of exuberant energy into the crowd each week. One of the ways that college sports officials keep the energy high, and grow team loyalty, is to use LED screens.
As LED technology has progressed, it has become possible to build bigger LED screens with a higher resolution than ever. It is now like having a gigantic HD TV that everyone in the stadium can watch at once, and that seriously enhances the experience for the fans. It is now possible to watch instant replays, look at player statistics, participate in crowd engagement activities like the “Kiss Cam,” and catch all the details of the action on the field.
All of this makes the game more entertaining, and provides fans with the kind of experience they have come to expect from watching games on television. That is why stadiums across the country are making a big investment in upgrading and replacing their existing stadium screens with advanced LED screens. There is almost an arms race to build the biggest and brightest. These are the current leading contenders.
Largest FBS College Football LED Screens (Dimensions in Feet)
- Texas – 134 x 55.5
- Miami (FL) – 138.5 x 48.5
- Arkansas – 166.3 x 37.8
- Southern California – 150 x 40
- Michigan State – 114.8 x 47.2
These screens may seem massive, but they will be larger in the future. More and more, fans expect to have a highly visible video screen be part of the game watching experience. The next time you are watching a game on TV, keep your eyes out for the video screen, and you will understand how integral it is to the fans.
This bowl season promises to offer a lot of great games. Even if you are rabid about just one team, the excitement of bowl season is so infectious that is impossible not to tune into a few other games.
Selected 2013-2014 College Football Bowl Schedule
- Gildan New Mexico Bowl – Sat, Dec. 21st at 2:00 p.m. ET on ESPN
- Military Bowl – Fri, Dec. 27 at 2:20 p.m. ET on ESPN
- Valero Alamo Bowl – Mon, Dec. 30th at 6:45 p.m. ET on ESPN
- AutoZone Liberty Bowl – Tues, Dec. 31st at 4:00 p.m. ET on ESPN
- Rose Bowl – Wed, Jan. 1st at 5:00 p.m. ET on ESPN
- Allstate Sugar Bowl – Thur, Jan. 2nd at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN
- Discover Orange Bowl – Fri, Jan. 3rd at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN
- BCS National Championship Game – Mon, Jan. 6th at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN
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