Grand Valley State University's Lakers aren't mentioned in the same breath as some of the biggest names in college football. But in one repsect, they are playing with the big boys.

The Allendale school has constructed the largest video board of any non-FBS football stadium in America.

The video board, which is expected to make its debut at the first home game of the 2016 season at Lubbers Stadium is, according to WZZM,

is nine times larger than the stadium's previous video board and will be the largest for a D-II institution, officials say. Not only that, it will be the third largest in the state of Michigan and 40th largest on-campus display board in the country.

The video board eclipses a similar video board currently being constructed by Missouri Western State University in Saint Joseph. The News-Press reports,

Western’s video board is 65 feet wide by 38 feet tall, the largest in the MIAA. It will be smaller compared to the board in Allendale, Michigan, which comes in at 72½ feet wide and 40 feet tall.
Grand Valley’s video board will be 2,900 square feet — 400 square feet more than Western’s new board that will debut on Sept. 1 vs. Nebraska-Kearney.


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