Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."
Michigan Athletic Director David Brandon confirmed with me in a one-on-one interview on media day that a working design is ready for the next stadium expansion, which would start on the south end zone.
The specs include all-bleacher seating, which will rise up to enclose the spaces between the sideline structures to the scoreboard at a height that the scoreboard will appear as if it is "set into" the new seating area.
The design would also make the seating appear like a second deck, as a concourse will be included in the new construction below the new seating. Brandon said the waiting list for season tickets supports the expansion.
He offered no thoughts on a how soon he would take this project to the Regents for approval. He said the south end zone expansion would increase the stadium's capacity by 6,000.
This can only mean that a similar NORTH expansion would follow at another time in the future to balance the stadium's appearance from within the bowl.
With this updated information, one can reasonably conclude that including a north expansion of an additional 6,000 seats, we can project the capacity of Michigan Stadium will eventually increase to at or near 122,000 (and 1).
Question for the folks out there:
Where is "South Detroit?"
I was born in Detroit and raised in the suburbs. I have never lived more than 30 miles from the Detroit border yet I have never wandered into this elusive part of Detroit. I can easily identify the east side, west side, and the southwest corner of the city. One would suppose from the way thousands of Detroit area fanatics belt out the lyrics from the classic rawk hit that the region is famous or populated or exists.
I hope someone can fill this gap for me. If not, well, I will forever endure the apprehensive shudder that courses through my soul each time the first note of the Journey song pierces the gameday sanctity of Michigan Stadium.
In a now-buried thread, dahblue asked whether the south scoreboard is being completed at the same time as the north. I figured others might be wondering about this as well, (perhaps) making this worth starting yet another scoreboard thread.
I went past the stadium today on the way to/from the miserably hot Art Fair. The frame has now been completed for the south scoreboard, but no sections of the video screen have been installed. Perhaps they’re going to complete the north video screen before starting on the south screen.
Two more sections of the north scoreboard video screen went up today. For those who can’t access the webcam (link), here’s a screen capture from earlier tonight:
Also, here’s a close-up of the north scoreboard from the Michigan Stadium Aerials site (photo dated 7/19):
Does anyone know what row the corner sections (7, 8, 16, 17, 29, 30, 38, 39) start at? I saw a craigslist listing with Section 7 Row 23 for ND game and was wondering if that is actually a row, or if it is a scam (there are other reasons why I think it is a scam).
Thanks in advance.
Quick Question, and forgive me for not elaborating on why I'd like to know....
But does anyone know if the Tunnel in Michigan Stadium still features, or will still feature, the phrase "HARD EDGE" on beam before the one that sports the traditional "GO BLUE??"
From my recollection this was a mantra from Rich himself, and I'm wondering if it's already gone or has been replaced by something else???
Can anyone speculate? Spring game, or perhaps a recent visit?
At 1:23 in this new NCAA 12 promo video you can see Michigan Stadium. As noted before, the lights will be in the game but it looks like the new scoreboards will not unless they get added late.
I understand this could probably go in a previous thread but since it's back a few pages now I'm just posting it here, sorry if you're really annoyed by this...I'll give you back your 5 seconds of life that this wasted when I get a chance to stop by the ATM.