NACOGDOCHES, Texas (Press Release)- With Saturday marking the 2016 Stephen F. Austin football home opener, Lumberjack fans will experience quite the difference in the game day atmosphere. Saturday's game against West Alabama marks the football debut of the Lumberjacks new high definition videoboard in the south endzone of Homer Bryce Stadium.
Replaced during the offseason, the new 13mm HD board measures 80' 8" in length and is 36' 10" high, making it the largest in the Southland Conference and the third-largest at the FCS level. The board will add a significant presence to Lumberjack game days, allowing for HD video streams and instant replays, in-game statistics and enhanced sponsorship and promotional elements.
The new videoboard has already been utilized in a number of events, including the 2016 Carl Kight Track and Field Invitational, the 2016 SFA spring game and movie night, showing Star Wars: Episode VII, and even broadcasting SFA's first Division I national championship when the Ladyjack Bowling team captured the title in April. But the new board will make its official football debut this weekend, giving SFA a unique home field advantage.
The new board, built by Daktronics, is part of a handful of upgrades across the SFA campus. In addition to the videoboard at Homer Bryce, new four-sided HD scoreboard was installed at William R. Johnson Coliseum, as well as new HD LED media tables along the floor. New scoreboards were also installed at the SFA Soccer Field as well as Jaycees Field and the SFA Softball Field.
The official debut of the new videoboard will be in conjunction with the Lumberjacks' season opener against West Alabama Saturday, September 10th. Kickoff against the Tigers is set for 6 p.m. as tickets are still available by contacting the SFA Ticket Office at (936) 468-JACK (5225). For those unable to make it to Nacogdoches Saturday, the game will stream live online at ESPN3 and through the WatchESPN app.