Had a random thought earlier as I driving past the Big House. I remembered back to the mid-2000s when talk about adding suites and changing the stadium was in full force. A lot of people didn't want to see the stadium changed from it's iconic simplicity. I remember a lot of friends and alums were joining groups on Facebook like "Say no to changing the Big House" and things like that. So I thought it would be interesting to check back in and see where people stood now. How did you feel back then? Now that we see the final product (or close the final product if future plans are any indication), how do you feel about what has been done? Has your mind been changed?
I guess I took kind of a business approach to it back then and saw how many other stadiums were adding them and thought we should. It could be a way to bring in a lot of money. Where things stand now, I think it was definitely the right decision. The stadium has never looked better (or been louder!) in my mind and I'm really happy things came out the way they did.
"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."