is a casing surrounding the scoreboard. Id hope its a block m (without the script through it like before). I do know the last time i rode my bike down there one of the boards was finished with still a few feet around it for the enclosure.
Back of the Scoreboard?
I was just thinking the same thing, doubt it will be brick.
My second pick would be a solid block M (maize).
Off topic but just got my Notre Dame ticket packs and singles but not my season tickets. I stay in west Michigan so keep a lookout for yours.
the wife just sent me a picture message of my tickets as well. (location Grand Rapids area).
It will have an electronic ticker tape with information about where to buy tickets, apparel, and other things Michigan.
No one said anything about advertising OUTSIDE the stadium. :)
Edit: I'm sorry, was that offensive to trees?
Is that black piece along the bottom on the front or back? I can't really tell. Could they be adding MORE screen to the scoreboards?
I want to say the bottom pieces are speakers or possibly a scrolling marquee portion of the board that is separate from the screen.
That's great... Can't wait to see them in action. I also wonder what the backs of the scoreboards look like.
Does anyone think the scoreboards will make a difference in the noise level on the field?
I don't have enough points to start a thread, but there are achievements for Tom Brady, Mario Manningham, and (OT) for Lions fans, Javid Best on Madden 12.
My vote would be for something along the lines of this:
As much as I like our helmet, I don't like using football helmets as logos.
it sort of highlights that we only have 1NC in the past 60 years.
Though that will double in the next 5 years.
the "Hail to the Victors" and block M below it looking really cool blown up all by themselves on the boards.
I'd like to see them post the championship years somewhere in the stadium. The press box facade looks pretty empty, if they could put the years up their subtly it'd be a nice touch...
waiting for me.
Until after the game, mind you
so people can tailgate and watch
The transformer or Calvin Johnson?
That would be incredible.
It would be incredible, but it would also greatly increase the number of car accidents by the Main and Stadium intersection.
Here you go, as of 2:25 on Wednesday. Taken with my phone, so not great quality:
it will be a block M in maize with a blue border. I like it, if true.
Is the scaffolding permanent?
I believe that is not actually scaffolding, but instead is the inside of the scoreboard.
There is indeed a "back" to the structure. Just now beginning installation. The picture shows pretty well what it looks like. I think it will cover up most of what you otherwise see right now. What might be displayed on the blue background, I do not know.
What is "inside" the structure is both scaffolding (for lack of a better word) and "structure." What I could see with the naked eye, is that while the panel-structures being lifted into place and installed via the crane are big (like, 10' x 15' big) there appear to be smaller panels that are part of those larger assemblies, and I think that technicians can walk around inside the scoreboard towers and replace individual components. They look like walkways; they seem to function like walkways. I don't think they are going to be featured on Stadium tours, however.
It occurred to me while I was looking at them; they could actually become billboards. Not billboards to advertise your metro Detroit Ford Dealers, or 1-800-Call-Sam (that would be way too ironic), but rather the kind of outdoor hanging art you see at the Field Museum, or at golf tournaments. They can digitally imprint anything on thin vinyl now, and so for instance there could be a new "billboard" each month during the football season, and a couple more for other times of the year. So for instance, September 2011 would be a tribute to Desmond Howard. October could be honoring Bump Elliott (if Brandon can get him back). November could be the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Rose Bowl, or the 100th anniversary of "Varsity." Whatever; you get the idea.
And there could still be a Block M painted on the backs of the scoreboard.
Looks Navy to me, darker Blue than the previous scoreboards, will probably match the exterior blue on the Suites
That's awesome, and very responsive.
I like that shade of blue. Looks like they're going to put speakers on the sides, since they haven't started enclosing them yet. As long as they're only piping band music, which I understand probably won't be the case, I'll be a happy man.
Looks like they have started to close in the sides, but I think you are still right about the speakers going on the sides that's the best place to put them.
Now I have visions of the scoreboard looking like this...
Not great quality my ass. My camera barely takes pictures that crisp.
Yeah, that's a quality picture.
I expect this to be a daily post until all work is completed. Is 8am good for you tomorrow?
A portrait of Denard's smile on the back of the south scoreboard would be an awesomely cool, if not practical, way of illuminating Stadium Blvd. for people departing the ND game.
Bad Idea - it would cause too many car accidents from drivers being mesmerized by its glory.
What I gather from just looking at the stadium cam is that they are putting another small strip of scoreboard on the bottom. Maybe they will run other CFB scores down there?
Yes, the strip at the bottom will be a narrow video screen, separate from the main video screen. That's the place where it said "Go Wolverines" on the original rendering.
For those who can't access the webcam, here's a screenshot:
Hope its just the picture and the lettering in fact matches the field lettering.
Here's another view, from a U-M photo. This may not help as far as the color of the lettering goes, but it provides a better idea of what the scoreboard will look like from the seats.
i'd be willing to bet they use this more for closed captioning and the like
In the picture above the steel stands seem to be rusting quite a bit. Once they finish with the scoreboards on Aug 5 will they repaint the steel to stop the rusting?
This is a rare double post that actual doubles the viewer's entertainment. Kudos! But don't try it again.
Also this might be the only time ever that a double post has one at +5 Funny and one at -1 Trolling. I didn't even upvote the trolling one because it was funny to see.
A la JerryWorld and the Australian Open. Sell 20,000 SRO tickets at $20 a pop and it would pay for itself in a single season.
But given how huge the screen is, you could probably view it without entering the stadium gates (and thus not have to pay).
How do you get from the bottom to top level? Am I missing something?
Not sure if this is a serious question, or perhaps I don’t understand it, but the diagonal railings are actually stairways. You can see them better in this photo:
Brick with an inset block M would kick ass.
lol. in the first picture you cant see where you can turn and go up another level.
It would be great to be able to watch Michigan in The College World Series of Softball on a colossus wolverine scoreboard.
I always thought it would be cool to broadcast big road games in venues in Ann Arbor. For example, broadcasting a big basketball/football game at Crysler. Games are always more fun to watch with fellow fans, and sometimes the bars just don't seem like the best places to go.
While I agree that would be cool, I'm almost positive the networks generally don't allow these types of broadcasts.
Also, it's Crisler Arena.
I knew that. Stupid phone.
I'm just curious—was that an auto-correct? I thought that might have been what happened. (Although it seems weird it wouldn't auto-correct to "Chrysler.")
I'm just an idiot and couldn't go back to edit by the time I did notice.
That'd be awesome. Can you imagine setting up seats on the football field and showing games on the big screen? Or maybe just movie night.
Next innovation - 3D godzillatrons.
I guessed at 50' x 80'. Anybody have the real dimensions? Maybe they have already been posted and I missed it?
This is why I love this site.
Back in the day if I had an idle thought in my head like . . . "I wonder what the back of the scoreboard will look like", I had to keep it to myself. I had no outlet for my various idle obsessive Michigan thoughts.
Now, I can read 62 posts about the back of the scoreboard. That's AWESOME.
Bring on the yellow piping on the away-jerseys.
Watching the thunderstorm tonight on the video feed is kinda cool, not sure why but it looks cool.
It's way cool, thanks for the tip.
As a band alumnus and one who always entered the stadium from the North, on the back of the old South Endzone Scoreboard there was a screen through the block M. I never saw it on, thus my question. What would the screen say on gameday? Michigan? Go Blue? the score? I always found it interesting that it was embedded in the South scoreboard but not the north.
I think the screen through the block M would flash differant types information, like vist MGoBlue.com, the date of next home game, go blue, ticket sales information, short stuff passing cars could read.