You know how the Detroit pistons, Detroit Red wings all have Palace visions or joe visions? What do you guys think about Michigan Football having something like that for Away football games.. Inside Crisler Arena for all the die hard football fans, another way to tailgate before a game and watch the game on the big screen with 20,000 other fans. Was just a thought but I think it would be kind of cool...Since it would be hard to have all of this on the football field, pack up Crisler Arena. Have everyone deck out in Maize like they are going to a football game, but really were all watching the game on the big screen. All the football players who dont travel to the game can go to this. Since Michigan football is big and lots of people would prob attend unlike palace visions and joe vision, they could probably try and order tickets before on a website.
Since they could probably charge admission for this, I wonder why they haven't tried it yet. It always seems like they're looking for another source of revenue. Maybe the gate revenue won't offset the costs to stage such an event?
If I was in town, I would go to them. If they charged like a dollar or maybe 2 it would work great. THe proceeds could go to cover the costs and then to a charity like Lloyd Carr's. It would also be great if they offered free admission to anyone with a student ID.
I wouldn't go due to lack of alcohol. And probably because I hate Crisler.
Dude, yeah, I might go for that. Problem: Crisler's videoboards suck. That might be a way to fund a snazzy replacment, though.
Don't quote me on this, since it's not like I horde Athletic Department marketing materials, but I feel like they tried to do this at Crisler for select away games in the past (maybe late '90s?), but I could be wrong...
I'm reading 'The Big House, Fielding H. Yost and the Building of Michigan Stadium' by Robert Soderstrom (which has been very interesting so far) and back in the early 20's the maize and blue faithful would meet at Hill Aud. to follow games. So here's a little history lesson on the1922 Vanderbilt game:
Back in Ann Arbor, thousands of Michigan students followed the game at Hill Auditorium. The alumni association helped to secure an immense electronic football scoreboard that had first been used in Columbus during the previous year's game between Ohio State and Chicago. The grid 11 feet tall and 15 feet wide, controlled entirely by electricity and operated by one man. The gridiron was marked off in five-yard lines by lights with other lights indicating the position of the teams and different players. Thus, when a play was made, the ball was moved down the field the corresponding distance and different lights were lit, relaying the amount of yardage gained and the man carrying the ball. A special telegraph wire was leased running directly from Vanderbilt's stadium to the board operator at Hill Auditorium so the game could be followed almost as it happened. The event was a huge success, and plans were immediately made to use the electronic grid-graph for other away games.
The game was the dedication game for Vandy's new stadium and ended in a 0-0 tie.
Back to what you were asking about though, I would love to head down to Crisler or Yost to watch an away game.
That electrical football field/telegraph system is fucking awesome.
I went to PalaceVision for Game 7 of the finals against San Antonio, and it was pretty cool. The place was packed, people were drunk and rowdy, and generally it felt like a real game. I'd definitely go to Crisler for M games a couple times a year.
Also, co-sign on the suck of the Crisler videoboards. Somebody call Stephen Ross up and ask for some new ones.
I like the idea, but I would try it out at a smaller venue (perhaps, Yost?). Another idea would be to have it outdoors down near where the marching band practices. I really liked how the USGA set up a big screen on a lawn outside the entrance at Oakmont in 2006.
Yeah, it would def be another way for them to make money. If it was in crisler lets say, make it 1-5 bucks to get in. Even having concession stands inside...If they didnt do it for away games... Atleast do it for a Bowl Game. Good way to celebrate with fans and get spirits in the air
sounds like a great i dea. i would go for sure and it would be....MY GOD I want to mouth pump the girl in the snorg tees ad!!! the one wearing the "sometimes alcohol is the answer" shirt. damn!
Crisler was opened up for the Michigan/North Carolina National Championship game. Chris Webber nooooo..........
Up until then it was a lot of fun.