When Broncos fans jam into the stadium at Boise State University to cheer their team, all eyes are on the Smurf Turf--even if they're looking up. Installation of a new 2,187-square-foot high-definition video board began on Aug. 5 and was completed in time for the Broncos' faceoff with the University of Tennessee-Martin. The high-def screen, which measures 37.2 feet tall by 58.8 feet wide and cost about $2 million, was installed atop the Bleymaier Football Center, facing the inside of the stadium in the north end zone, by Boise-based McAlvain Construction. By comparison, the old board was 18 feet tall by 24 feet wide--one of the smallest boards of its kind among many Division 1 schools. Now the other teams can't make fun of us for our junior Jumbotron.
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