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Arizona State’s new video board will be 1 foot wider and taller than Arizona’s

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Arizona State’s Sun Devil Stadium is undergoing nearly $300 million in renovations that won’t be complete until 2017, transforming the facility by shrinking its capacity, modernizing the 60-year-old building’s amenities and installing a massive new video scoreboard.

Sun Devils fans might be happiest about one tiny detail, though: the new video board is exactly one foot wider and taller than the one in Arizona’s stadium.

As first tweeted by @RedditCFB and noted by tubamarc8891 on the r/CFB/ subreddit, the new Sun Devil Stadium board’s dimensions were detailed by The Arizona Republic on Friday:

Arizona State football fans must wait another year to behold the splendor of a new 48-foot-by-113-foot video board at Sun Devil Stadium, but there will be plenty of improvements to take in when the 2016 season begins Sept. 3.

The Arizona Stadium video board? Well...

George said the board, at 47 feet tall by 112 feet wide, is the second-largest to be owned by a university's football stadium, behind Texas.

There is pointless pettiness, and then there is pointless pettiness in the service of tweaking a hated rival in the world of college sports.