From The State News:
@thesnews: The MSU Board of Trustees approves for the administration to plan for replacing the scoreboards at Spartan Stadium.
@thesnews: Scoreboards: large one at south endzone, two smaller ones at north on corners not to block campus views. All tentative.
@thesnews: Scoreboards: Deputy Athletics Director Greg Ianni: project will max out at $8M … financing will come from sponsorships, other areas.
It should be noted this approval is for the planning process. The trustees will still have to approve the construction after the planning.
I was curious how they would plan around the view of campus in the north end zone. So by the end of this, Spartan Stadium will look a bit like a horseshoe. No taxpayer money will be used, it appears. This is all coming from the athletic department. The hope is to have it finished by the Boise State opener.
UPDATE: The Lansing State Journal got an idea of what MSU is hoping for: a 10-foot video wall in the north end zone. Remember the screen at the U2 concert at Spartan Stadium? The one that turned this into this? Well, that may be a possibility, apparently (on a much smaller scale, of course).
Ianni said he will return to the board in January with a proposal. As President Lou Anna K. Simon put it, the size of a scoreboard can affect public opinion.