Looking for that special place to say, "I do"? How about at midfield of Michigan Stadium after you and your wedding party enter through the tunnel and pass under The Banner? If this sounds like the perfect setting, Dave Brandon is thinking of you (H/T Mama #TeamLique):
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon sees your special day in a very special maize and blue way. "We have fans and alums who would love to get married on the Block M," Brandon said of the famous logo at the 50-yard line of Michigan Stadium.
"Can't you see the wedding procession coming out of the tunnel, under the M Go Blue banner? You have folding chairs set up on the field, you get married on the Block M, and everyone comes up the tunnel, then up the elevators, and you've got all these spaces up here (in the suites). You could have a reception for hundreds of people up here."
Brandon plans to hire an individual who will market Michigan Stadium weddings and parties. That person will set the price for the special events.
"To families, individuals, corporations who would have an interest in using them for events that would be special," Brandon said. "This stadium is one of the assets we have. We have this beautiful structure that's being used predominantly seven days a year. If we can come up with occasional opportunities to host other events that will draw the attention of folks and will be interesting and fun and financially viable, we'd love to do it."
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While he was CEO of Ann Arbor-based Domino's, Brandon said it was always a struggle to find a large enough and unique area to host events. He said the company often had to take functions to Detroit. "We think you could put on some interesting unique corporate events," Brandon said. "We are very open to that."
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Brandon said that once renovations to Crisler Arena and Yost Arena are completed, those facilities also will contain "a lot of really cool, interesting spaces" that could potentially host events.
Revenue stream, bitches, revenue stream.