i mean seriously he was just as good this year
Surprised they didn't go full-bore and put in a temporary Starbucks in the concourses next to these particular sections.
Never in my life would I have thought my "game experience" would necessitate wifi. Simply absurd.
I just can't even believe the word "free"" is even associated with our stadium anymore! DB, ever the benevolent despot!
For those whose gamedays must include work-related tasks, please feel free to visit the MGoBusiness Center conveniently located on the Michigan Stadium concourse near the entrance to Section 6. The MGoBusiness Center will open 30 minutes before kickoff and close at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Free WiFi is available, as are cost-per-page laser printers and copy machines. A coffee bar with light concessions will be open for your convenience. Television monitors will broadcast the game, so you'll never miss a minute of the action!
I thought Tim Hortons is the official coffee provider at the Stadium. At least they use their cups.
Your gameday experience may not necessitate wifi, but for quite a few fans having that option available would be a nice enhancement to their gameday experience. Since one of the prevailing theories behind declining attendance is the improved home theater experience that includes access to the internet, it makes sense to try and match that in the stadium. Not absurd in the least.
The "home theater experience" argument has much more to do with a gigantic TV and concessions that don't cost an arm and a leg than it does internet access.
Really, name any legitimate reason going to a football game requires WiFi. And, no, "I want to be able to text" is not an acceptable answer.
It doesn't require. I never said "require". I said "enhance". And there's plenty of reasons why having wifi available would enhance the gameday experience for a lot of people.
I mean, wifi/cell phone data isn't necessary for a non-gameday experience either - somehow we surived before cell phones. But it's nice to have if you want to use it. And plenty of people like using it during games if they can.
I'm more inclined to go to a blowout game against a MAC or FCS opponent if I can keep up with the happenings across the college football world when there are good games on at the same time.
experience has much more to do with people staying home.
With how infrequently they scroll scores of other games across the scoreboard, I always find myself wondering what the score of a big game is during a TV timeout or halftime. Since my 4G signal usually blows donkey balls, potentially having Wi-Fi for that endeavor would be very nice. Not necessary, but nice.
I'd be surprised if the Dave Brandon's Superlaser isn't already fully operational. Next thing you know it's goodbye Alderaan.
full bar 4G so no need to use it for myself. However, I haven't read the replies and winner if anyone brought up 2 things: The first being the eventual potential for 110,000 people using a single bandwidth source at once, even if split up by name/section for login simplicity. That would ruin speeds to the point that it would be moot OR less to the second point of distracting fans from the game even more. We all know that a large part of our older and younger fanbase views the game as if at the opera if not a "marquee" game. Now imagine those people with WiFi on their phones (if working fast) or trying to get on the WiFi more than watching the game. I think it's a great idea for outside the stadium area and boxes but I could easily imagine people essentially doing at the game what they do during the game liveblogs/livechats from home. Team is on the field and half the stadium is looking down surfing the web or uploading pics/vids, etc. I could genuinely see that happening lol.
I was in the stadium 2 years ago with a friend in a wheelchair who developed breathing problems at the very end of the UTL 1 game. I could not reach family sitting elsewhere or anyone in the celebration chaos by phone. We finally made it out to the concourse and ran into an emt group who expedited us to First Aid. Luckily they had the wherewithal to help and most people had not left the stadium. It was very scary but ended well!
Can't be anything but an improvement over the shite service from Sprint in the stadium.
Great. But otherwise, you paid money to see the game, and you are probably there with friends. Kind of like people staring at a phone in an excellent restaurant. Oh wait, I see that all of the time - never mind.
And cellular phones working will never happen !!!