If you - like me - have been aching for some improvements to Jordan-Hare Stadium, then we just might in luck. Auburn fan @thejuiceisgood posted this to Twitter just a few moments ago:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>AU Board of Trustees Feb 6 agenda. Looks like new video board on its way before next season and stadium work next. <a href="http://t.co/xylH8Di8VN">pic.twitter.com/xylH8Di8VN</a></p>— The Juice (@thejuiceisgood) <a href="https://twitter.com/thejuiceisgood/status/561603577698086913">January 31, 2015</a></blockquote>
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The key information is on page 30 of the report, and discusses the plan to replace the south endzone scoreboard before the start of the 2015 football season. It will cost $13.9 million. The current scoreboard has been in place for less than a decade, but it has quickly become out-of-date in the stadium experience arms race.
Futher Jordan-Hare Improvements
Also on the agenda are plans to improve the gameday experience by "(1) enhancing aminities for fans. students, and faculty (2) improving areas used by student athletes, and recruits, and (3) considering additional premium seating options."
A survey has been floating around and available for Auburn folks to take part in for the last few months. That survey has detailed some of the possibilities for improvements. Here are some screenshots from that survey to give you some ideas on just what is being considered:
Personally, I would like to see the field dropped about 10 feet. The first 2-3 rows of seats behind the benches have almost no view of the field, and dropping the field would aid that.
So what do y'all think of this? Good use of money? We know Jordan-Hare is in need of serious improvements and upgrades. In a way, it almost needs a complete gutting and rebuild, but that's not going to happen.