Lubbers Stadium, the home to Grand Valley State University (D-II - MI) and the winningest Division II football program in the country, has begun construction on an enormous video board that will be ready to use when the Lakers kick off against Tiffin (D-II - OH) on September 1.
The new video board will be NINE times larger than the one that was previously in the stadium and will measure 40 feet tall, and 72.5 feet wide, with a total display area of 2,900 square feet.
"The features that this new video display board will provide will be a huge addition to the fans attending a game at Lubbers Stadium," Associate Director of Athletics for Marketing Doug Lipinski said in the school's statement. "The possibilities are endless for what we can do in terms of highlights, replays and other video content, while we will also be able to use the board for other events in Lubbers Stadium."
The board will be located in the North end zone, and will be the largest video board among all Division II schools, and would rank second among all FCS schools behind only South Dakota State. Compared to other programs in Michigan, GVSU's video board would be third, and nationally it will be the 40th largest on-campus display board in the college football.
Grand Valley always packs Lubbers Stadium on Saturdays in the fall, and has led the nation in attendance for the last four straight years, averaging more fans at games (12,364) than is listed for the official stadium capacity (10,444).
According to the release, the Lakers are 95-8 at home since 2001, and this new video board will provide another great element to their dominant home field advantage.