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Auburn Board of Trustees to vote on video board renovation in Jordan-Hare Stadium

Auburn’s Board of Trustees will vote next Friday on plans for renovations to Jordan-Hare Stadium that include a new video board for the north end zone side of the venue.

Currently, the video board at Jordan-Hare is only one large screen on the south end zone side, something that the school has planned to address for years.

According to Auburn Undercover, plans for a similar project were approved in 2017 and would have cost $6.3 million, but it was tabled and ultimately removed from the agenda by former Auburn president Steven Leath.

New AD John Cohen has made the project a priority since arriving at Auburn just over a year ago last October.

“We’ve had a lot of discussions about this. We’re working hard behind the scenes to create a plan. When does it happen? How long does it take once you start? … We’re putting all that together right now. These things don’t happen overnight. … We’ve got to address some things in the north end zone, and I’m very excited to have the opportunity to do that,” Cohen stated.

Cohen spoke about the fact that Auburn students, who are located in the south end zone and under the giant video board, have to turn around to see replays and other video content in their home stadium.

“We’ve got to do better than that. We have to. We’re going to do that. We’re going to design a state-of-the-art video board in the north end zone that’s going to fit in with several premium areas of the north end zone,” Cohen said of the planned renovation.

Cohen went on to state that the north end zone video board is “priority No. 1.”

Auburn’s Board of Trustees will ultimately vote whether or not to advance the project next Friday, February 2nd.

Michael Brauner is a Senior Sports Analyst and Contributing Writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @MBraunerWNSP

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