June 25, 1998
Spartan Stadium: Installation of video display board in south end zone and new scoreboard/message board in north end zone
South End Zone
Spartan Vision producer/director: Rick Church (20 years experience as a producer/director. Has run video boards for the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers plus has worked on the game-day staff for the Detroit Lions.)
North End Zone
Mitsubishi Diamond Vision Clients: Missouri, Texas Tech, Nebraska, BYU, Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, Mo.), Tropicana Field (Tampa, Fla.) and Pontiac Silverdome
Breslin Center: Installation of a center-hung four-sided video screen
Project Cost: $3.5 million (combined cost for Spartan Stadium and Breslin Center projects)
Comments from the Head Coaches
Michigan State head football coach Nick Saban:
"The new video board, scoreboard and sound system will only improve the quality of a fans experience in Spartan Stadium. Fans will be able to enjoy live game action on the video board plus have the benefit of watching replays. Now, fans will hardly notice delays in action for TV timeouts because the video board is so versatile it presents non-stop entertainment."
Michigan State head basketball coach Tom Izzo:
"The center-hung video board in the Breslin Center will be a great addition to the facility. The video board will help all fans get more involved in the game and create a more intimate environment. Fans will be able to see things theyve never seen before from their seats. The knowledgeable fans will really like the benefit of instant replays. Im excited about the project because it only promotes the great atmosphere in the Breslin Center."