...but with a bigger south scoreboard (or is that a perscetive thing).
It does appear that you'd have some sightline issues with some of your seats in the corners of the expanded end zone sections. They probably couldn't connect to the east/west structures.
Very nice job nonetheless.
are where the buckeye and sparty fans will be sitting..... ;-)
This was very nicely done...... Yes....
Very nicely done, this was...... Yes....
FTFY. Far more entertaining when read using Yoda's voice.
That, my friend, looks badass! I wonder if people are against a "second deck" type of setup because then it would make the Big House look too much like other stadiums and not its unique old school look.
it looks it's not a second deck or I don't think that's what he's going for. Just an extension of the seats upwards like the other seating extensions.
How long do you think this would take to add? Maybe one offseason?
Start putting in bids! It'll take one man a long time to weld that much steel.
but it needs more seats. Surely we can fill up more than the 130,000 you have depicted.
I hate to be the wet blanket here, but I would like to see us fill the stadium with 100,000+ Michigan fans instead of the whole stadium being peppered with visiting fans all the time. More seats would just mean more tickets available for visitors to swallow up. The last 2 times TUOOS has been in the Big House there has been far too much Red....it really pisses me off.
I think we should have a $20 per seat surcharge levied at the gate for any ticket used by someone not wearing UM attire that is not in the assigned visiting section block...screw 'em if they cant take a joke.
are in order, Google Earth maybe?
I'm a fan of how that looks but also because it allows us to grow in case we are in jeopardy of losing the title as the biggest stadium. I think it is structurally feasible too. From what I recall, one architect made a design for the stadium that would add some extra rings of seats to the stadium as an alternative to adding the suites.
And holy decibals! Can you imagine how the extra seats will bounce crazy sound back to the field!? OMGZ it would be soo loud!
/sarc. (Just in case people could not see this. So instead of sounding crazy, its just a bad joke)
what is relevant is that the new stadium fits in more with campus and the brick fettish that has developed. It's consistent, which is nice.
Actually, since the OP asked "Yes or no?" I think his opinion is relevant.
Well, since it's structurally unsound and financially infeasible to use brick as an actual construction material in structures like this, I'm not sure what you want.
It's a brick... big house.
What would you suggest instead? We all know how the halo went over...
with cinder blocks
this is a bit immature. while the use of brick is pretty common, you must grant that with all its deficiencies, (it is heavy, requires lots of special detailing, prone to efflourescence), if handled correctly even a brick veneer can be a low maintanence, durable material. there are several examples of more modern looking press boxes in the big ten, iowa, purdue, but thinking that this would fly at michigan shows that you might not fully grasp the complexity of the client. this really was never going to be a building for the sexy magazine set, move on.
perhaps you should read your Alberti, especially the chapter on Concinnitas (aka decorum).
Personally, I like the architectural continuity that we're establishing with so many brick structures. If every single building were made of brick, it'd be a little boring, but there are enough other ones to give it just enough of a mix.
Anyway, it's pretty common for schools to stick to one architectural style. Ever been to Bloomington? Almost every single building is made of limestone.
If you go back 2200 years, I bet you could find some Athenian going: "Ugh, white marble, doric columns, triangle frieze AGAIN? C'mon, this is our temple to Athena -- let's pull out the sandstone and bronze or something. We're the intellectual capital of the world for Zeussakes!!"
I disagree, but I don't see why you deserved a massive negbanging for expressing your opinion. I'm giving you one vote back.
I think it's AWESOME! Great work man, I love the way it flows.
Didn't realize this the first time around, but it appears that in 2025 teams only use 10 players at a time
But your RB gets a cloaking device.
But i think the video screens should be even bigger. I am not saying that we need to go to texas sized, but once they are installed they stay around for 15 years or so, so we should over compensate now do they dont look outdated so quickly.
I wonder if you could change the angle to get the upper deck to sit almost flush with the top of the press boxes....would hold sound in better, and keep those in the upper deck slightly closer to the field.
Definitely not kosher for a general public venue. You'd have kids trying to get up there falling and rolling all the way down the field.
When we expand and put in new scoreboards, I think we need to really deck the stadium out, if you know what I mean. It'll make it super loud, make the Big House look bigger than completely above ground stadiums on the inside AND outside, and it'll finally realize Yost's dream of a monterous colliseum that holds 150,001.
On top of that, we will then have the largest sports stadium in the world (Thanks to Crisler's seat) and we will have a great new place to shun all the visiting fans to.
contact Ed Ledbetter ASAP for this once in a lifetime opportunity.
But you know what would really keep the sound in at games?
I wondered if it was just me who, after looking at the cool stadium renovations you depict thought damn that construction around Crisler's taking forever.
Not bad. But with your version, we're back to having the seats right next to the pressbox with an obstructed view.
I thought I read some place that the expansion plans also included the ability to enclose the end zone areas between the "towers". So, your idea has feasability.
Man, those seats would suck though.