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New, larger video boards for both the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the Smoothie King Center are the most notable features of a $39.5 million investment in upgrades for the two facilities coming over the next two years.

Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson is providing the bulk of the funding - $25 million – with $6 million coming from the state’s capital outlay budget and $5 from SMG, the company that manages the adjacent stadium and arena.

The SKC boards will be installed by the 2015-16 basketball season while the Superdome ones will be ready for the 2016 football season.