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Must-see attractions

Davis Wade Stadium
Mississippi State, Starkville
Specs: 5,217 square feet. Produced by Capturion Network, a little-known supplier in Laurel, Miss. The 17-year-old firm also has made scoreboards for football stadiums at Rice and Southern Mississippi and the new Auburn Arena.
Manufacturer: Capturion Network
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Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
University of Oklahoma, Norman
Specs: 5,146 square feet. Second in size in the Big 12 to Godzillatron, but installed in 2008, making it two years newer than the Longhorns’ model.
Manufacturer: Daktronics
Note: Stadiums dedicated specifically to college football
Source: SportsBusiness Journal research
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Texas Memorial Stadium
University of Texas, Austin
Specs: 7,437 square feet. Nicknamed “Godzillatron” because, of course, everything’s bigger in Texas.
Manufacturer: Daktronics
TCF Bank Stadium
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Specs: 5,184 square feet. The scoreboard is a big draw for the Gophers at their one-year-old facility, the Big Ten’s first new football stadium in 50 years.
Manufacturer: Daktronics
Neyland Stadium
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Specs: 4,588 square feet. Same model as the one installed at Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills.
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Electric and ANC Sports
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