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Penn State Football: Beaver Stadium Scoreboard Renovation Pushed Back To 2014

by on May 07, 2012 10:25 PM

Penn State’s plans to renovate and upgrade the Beaver Stadium scoreboards have been put on hold, according to project leader Jason Smith of the university's Office of Physical Plant.

“As of today, the scoreboard replacement will be complete for the Aug. 30, 2014 kickoff against Temple,” Smith told StateCollege.com Monday.

The current scoreboards, installed in the summers of 2000 and 2001, were slated to be replaced by Aug. 1, 2012, according to university documents. The project originally was budgeted for $6.8 million and was to feature two large HD video boards and an accompanying speaker system.

On July 15, 2011, Populous, an architectural firm based in Kansas City, Mo., was appointed to spearhead the renovation project by Penn State’s Board of Trustees.

Populous also was appointed architect of the 2001 Beaver Stadium renovation as well as the development of the Lasch Football Building.

A spokesman for Populous did not return a call seeking comment.

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Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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