Regents approve $9 million in Kinnick improvements


April 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — The Board of Regents has approved plans for a new scoreboard and sound system at the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports the board approved the roughly $9 million project at a meeting Thursday in Cedar Falls. Athletic Director Gary Barta says the costs will be covered through athletic department revenue and private contributions. The improvements are expected to be ready in time for the 2013 football season.

Barta says the current scoreboard and sound system were installed in 2005 and are “obsolete.” The project includes a large video display system in the south end zone area as well as other video displays, game clocks and ribbon displays.