Mountain West schools are not standing pat – Boise State to add $2 million video board to Bronco Stadium

When Fresno State joined the Mountain West Conference, athletic department officials knew that the Bulldogs were taking a major step up. They might not have anticipated how difficult it would be to keep up with the completion in the new conference, though.

Boise State is the latest in the conference to announce plans for a major infrastructure improvement – a $2 million video board for Bronco Stadium that will measure 60-feet wide by 33-feet tall. The board in the venue now was installed in 2001 and is roughly 24-feet by 18-feet.

According to a report in the Idaho Statesman, Boise State submitted a funding plan to the state Board of Education. The school is hoping to limit the cost to $1.5 million, with $750,000 coming from athletic department reserves, $250,000 in equipment money from a sponsorship contract with Learfield Sports and $500,000 in donation commitments.

Nevada this month announced plans to renovate Mackay Stadium, pushing a $6 million to $8 million project to add new suites, a club seating level and seat backs in five sections of the venue.