From SFA Athletics
NACOGDOCHES, TX (Press release)- With the 2015 home football schedule complete, Stephen F. Austin Athletics today began the process of replacing the scoreboards at Homer Bryce Stadium.
Crews began the demolition of the south scoreboard Monday afternoon to begin construction of SFA's new videoboard, which is projected to be completed in time for spring football practices. The new board will be a 13mm HD display, measuring 80' 8" in length and 36' 10" high. The high resolution board will be the largest in the Southland Conference and the third-largest at the FCS level behind only South Dakota State and Northern Iowa.
In addition, crews will begin demolition of the north scoreboard adjacent to the SFA Fieldhouse on Wednesday, November 18th, weather permitting. While the projects are ongoing, the south and north endzone concourses of Homer Bryce Stadium will be closed to the public due to the heavy machinery and safety concerns.
The sideline portions of the concourses will remain open, allowing the public to walk the stadium steps and the hill ramps on both the east and west side of the stadium. In addition, the track will at Homer Bryce Stadium will remain open except for when being utilized for practices by SFA Athletic programs. No official contests will be held inside the stadium until the scoreboards are complete, which includes UIL high school playoff games.
The construction projects are part of a major upgrade among all athletic facilites, which includes new scoreboards and media tables at William R. Johnson Coliseum and new scoreboards at the SFA Soccer Field, SFA Softball Field and Jaycees Field. The proposal was presented and approved by the SFA Board of Regents at their summer meetings July 27-28 in Nacogdoches.