On Wednesday, BYU announced that they are partnering with the company Nu Skin to give LaVell Edwards Stadium, home to the BYU football team, a much-needed facelift.
The news release from the university states the following:
BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe has announced new video boards, LED ribbon boards and a new sound system will be installed in LaVell Edwards Stadium for the 2021 season. The project is funded completely by Nu Skin, a longtime partner and corporate sponsor of BYU Athletics.
“Together, we have established a great atmosphere at LaVell Edwards Stadium,” Holmoe said, “and these upgrades will greatly enhance the game day experience. Thank you, Nu Skin, for making this possible.”
It is important to note that the project is completely and privately funded by Nu Skin. “Nu Skin is funding 100 percent of the upgrades. No BYU Athletics or university funds are being used for this project,” the school announced.
The current dimensions of the video screens on the north and sound ends of the stadium are 34 by 50 feet. The north side’s new video board will be 36 by 72 feet while the south end checks in at a whopping 48 by 131 feet, almost tripling its previous width. This will massively enhance fans’ ability to see replays and other useful in-game information.
LED ribbon boards will be upgraded and doubled in size.
For some fans, the sound system has left something to be desired over the years. If you are not sitting on the proper side of the stadium, it is very hard to hear the PA announcer. It looks like those days are over as the sound system is also getting an upgrade. The school announced the new system “will significantly enhance the audio experience for those in attendance.”
LaVell Edwards Stadium offers one of the most beautiful backdrops in all of college football. It is routinely included in any national list of must-see spectacles of the sport. In 2017, USA TODAY included BYU’s home stadium in their list of “10 college stadiums where the scenery’s as good as the football.” Now that stadium will look even better.
Construction is set to begin this month and is slated to be completed before BYU kicks off against Utah in their first home game of 2021, on September 11.