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The board in December authorized university officials to begin planning for the project, which at that time sported an $8 million bill.
University officials say Spartan Stadium's current scoreboard and sound system technology are so outdated that their parts are no longer manufactured. The current scoreboard was installed in 1998.
What's more, the venue's current technology generally is not on par with that of the competition.
"These boards also lag behind other highly competitive Football Bowl Subdivision football stadiums," MSU Vice President for Finance and Operations Fred Poston said in a memo to the Board of Trustees. "Contemporary scoreboards allow additional revenue opportunities, and are becoming the norm for Big Ten football stadiums."
Poston also noted Spartan Stadium's sound system does not "adequately service the facility" and the outer skin of the south scoreboard has proven to be troublesome, regularly requiring repair.
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