Lightning knocks out NC State’s new $15M videoboard

The new $15 million video scoreboard at North Carolina State’s Carter-Finley Stadium was zapped out Saturday by a bolt of lightning.

The thunderstorm also delayed the game between NC State and Notre Dame in the second quarter. The Irish were leading 3-0 at the time.

The school boasts the 166-foot wide board as being 7,121 square feet with 6.6 million pixels and 75 audio speakers. It is touted as the second-largest videoboard in the Atlantic Coast Conference, behind the one at Clemson, and the 11th largest in college football.

The Notre Dame-NC State game was one of four impacted by weather delays Saturday afternoon, along with Vanderbilt at Wake Forest, South Carolina State at Georgia Tech, and Purdue at Virginia Tech.