In February, the University of Central Arkansas athletic department announce a new videoboard in the south end zone that will debut for the 2019 football season.
In what was originally supposed to be replaced in the spring, the old scoreboard/videoboard got its final use at last weekend’s Arkansas High School Coaches Association boys and girls soccer all-star games as well as the all-star football game at Estes Stadium.
As of this week, the installation of the new videoboard has begun.
UCA athletic director Brad Teague said during a spring Bear Backers luncheon that the new videoboard cost roughly the same amount of money as the previous videoboard did upon its time of purchase.
The new videoboard is designed and manufactured by Daktronics that will feature LED technology on a 36 feet high by 54 feet.
The videoboard will also feature a 15HD pixel layout and environmental protection from the outdoor elements and enough brightness to show visibly through bright sunlight.
The display will allow for variable content zoning, which allows the board to show one large image or be divided into multiple zones of content.
It can show live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics and animations, sponsorship messages and any combination thereof.
Delay of game clocks and a four-input switcher are also to be included in the installation.
The new videoboard will debut Sept. 14 in UCA’s first home game and its Southland Conference opener against Abilene Christian at 6 p.m.
It will then get a break until Oct. 12 when the Bears host McNeese State.