Coliseum Videoboard Ranked 4th Best By ESPN

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The historical Coliseum does in fact have some top-notch features.

Before all the dramatic announcements about upgrading the L.A. Coliseum, USC made a savvy mood erecting a 6,000 square foot scoreboard on the west end of the stadium. Football Game Days are legendary in their own right, but adding a state of the art videoboard made the viewing experience all the more engaging.

According to recent rankings from ESPN, USC's newest video board, which stands 150 feet by 40 feet in height, ranks fourth overall in the nation as the top in-game scoreboard. The board itself complements the Coliseum torch on the opposing Peristyle end providing the fan greater access into every part of the football experience.

"Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is iconic in its own right, but the construction of its video board in 2011 gave the stadium a high-tech reboot. With a native resolution of 3,000-by-792, the Coliseum's board brings the Troy faithful one of the nation's best pictures at the size of 150 feet by 40 feet (6,000 square feet). It's currently the fifth largest video board in the country. What really gives it life is the raucous and impressively entertaining pregame player entrance that fills the board just before each home game." ESPN's Breakdown

The Trojans state of the art screen ranks just behind Arkansas, Texas A&M and Texas as the top national scoreboards in ESPN's rankings. The Trojan tower did rank ahead of Sun Life Stadium's Jumbotron, which houses both the University of Miami and the Miami Dolphins, along with Rich Rodriguez's prize possession in Tuscon.

Keep in mind that while this season may not feature any architectural changes to the 90-year-old structure, the amenities should be heavily enhanced before the first game against Fresno State. Pat Haden laid out parts of his vision this year, which will be just the start of an entire rebuilding project with USC now in control of the entire property.

"We have exciting plans to enhance the fan experience that we will start rolling out as soon as next week. The stadium will offer some new viewing and tailgating opportunities for those who wish to partake as well as improvements like better stadium access, higher quality food with more options and overall cleanliness," said Haden.

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