Colorado announces major upgrade coming to Folsom Field for 2024 season
Colorado is still in the middle of Deion Sanders’ first season leading the Buffs in a fight for bowl eligibility. However, Colorado leadership continues to work on a vision for the future, and a piece of that vision was announced on Wednesday.
According to a press release by the Buffs, the university will begin construction on a new video board inside Folsom Field that will be ready for 2024. That new board will cover more than five times the surface area of the old board with the ribbon board below the video board significantly expanded in the process.
“Enhancing the atmosphere of Folsom Field on game day is always a top priority and we are always looking for ways to improve,” CU Athletic Director Rick George said. “I’m confident this new video board will further enrich and elevate the game day experience for our fans next year in our first season in the Big 12 Conference.”
Colorado released a rendering of what the improved board will look like:
There’s a BIG upgrade coming to Folsom Field in 2024 👀
— Colorado Buffaloes (@CUBuffs) November 8, 2023
Measurements for the new board will be 130 feet wide by 36 feet high, making the new board 8 feet taller and 98 feet wider than the current video board. The updated width will make the full video board about the same width of the current ribbon board.
Prior to construction, the video board ranks as one of the smallest among Power 5 programs in the country. After updating, the board will be above the national average for teams within the Power 5.