CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The first panels of the new large video boards at FirstEnergy Stadium were installed Thursday morning in the west end zone.
Structural steel framing for the west board was completed last week while progress on the east board framing continues.
The new main boards, which will be the fourth-largest in the NFL this season, will measure 40 feet by 192 feet and will be located 32 feet lower and 56 feet closer to the field than the original scoreboards.
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The video boards have already been assembled and tested off-site before the components, made by South Dakota based Daktronics, began arriving in Cleveland last month.
Construction crews are working 12-18 hour days, 7 days a week to complete the first phase of the project, which is costing an estimated $70 million, in time for the Browns first preseason home game on Aug. 23 against St. Louis.
The Browns installed 2 EarthCams so fans can check out the progress of the project online.
In addition to the new video boards, the first phase of the $120 million, 2-year project includes new lower bowl seating, extended second level seating in the end zones, 14 new LED ribbon boards, 4 LED sponsor displays, a 500,000 watt state of the art audio system and new escalators in each end zone.
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