A reply on the other thread about the capacity of the stadium after renovations mad me want to make this thread. The reply was by Blue Blue Blue. He said that he doesn't find Michigan Stadium to be a loud stadium. He said that upper decks are what hold in noise. He said that it has ne'er been loud enough that he couldn't talk to the person next to him. Well sir, I'd have to say you're wrong. Last year during Western Michigan, I couldn't hear my cousin next to me and he couldn't hear me. What I'm trying to say is, it is not the shape of Michigan Stadium. It's that more people need to participate and I hope they do this fall...
Loudness in Michigan Stadium
I've ne'er been to Michigan Dtadium.
Dilithium-Stadium or Dtadium. Try to keep up.
Nice try, but I still like (Dave) Bandon more.
Don't forget (Bandon) Graham.
This reminds me of a time that I saw...A reply on the other thread about the capacity of the stadium after renovations mad me want to make this thread. The reply was by Blue Blue Blue. He said that he doesn't find Michigan Stadium to be a loud stadium. He said that upper decks are what hold in noise. He said that it has ne'er been loud enough that he couldn't talk to the person next to him. Well sir, I'd have to say you're wrong. Last year during Western Michigan, I couldn't hear my cousin next to me and he couldn't hear me. What I'm trying to say is, it is not the shape of Michigan Stadium. It's that more people need to participate and I hope they do this fall...
Wow thanks I wanted to read that again.
I mean, who cares about actual scientific evidence? Dude couldn't hear his cousin.
I could hear the guys cousin perfectly fine.
You're better than that, UMxWolverines. Better than that.
Passed a note to his cousin and had the same result.
and dial up the '69 OSU game. There is no problem with not being loud enough.
But many old people that still come to games still like to act like it is.
Was on my iPod when I made this
Shouldn't have. I don't mean to be a grammar nazi, but this is a pet peeve of mine.
Shouldnt a done that, he's jest a boy
I don't mean to be a grammar nazi, but ...
I love it when people say "I don't mean to xxx, but .." and then do it anyway.
This is not about the grammar police. It's about having a backbone. Either you care about something or you don't. If you do care, don't apologize for it. And, if you don't care, don't do it.
Ummm...Wisconsin 08. Couldnt hear myself think.
was made by 85,000 people. We lost a ton of fair-weathers at halftime.
I love the Big House more than any stadium I have ever been to. But I have to say, our volume level doesnt compare to the newer stadiums that are designed to keep noise in.
On this site, http://www.ruxxe.com, the author says says (probably a slight exaggeration in my opinion) that:
Autzen's 59,000 strong make the Big House collectively sound like a pathetic whimper.
But the truth is, especially before the upgrades, The Big House was in no way designed to keep sound in. It has been a bit better with the upgrades though.
Went to Autzen twice and it is true. Having said that, the 04 MSU game, after about 20,000 UM fans had already departed and the entire 97 OSU game was the loudest I ever heard the big house and that was before the renovations.
My dad loves Loudness! I'll let him know they're playing Michigan Dtadium:
Unfortunately architecture does play a role in building up sound. I've been to a meaningless Saints game in the Superdome and many a great game at LSU. Saints games are alot louder because the dome holds the sound in.
Sound in the stands and sound on the field are VERY different. For the 2003-2005 seasons, the ONLY game that I even noticed loudness from the stadium (besides singing along with the band) was the 2004 MSU game 4th quarter and OT.
It sounds a lot louder in the stands than in the hole that Yost dug.
I actually disagree. I think it is louder on the field. There have been many times where my opinion of the noise during a game was that it was very quiet. Then you read the paper the next day and the opposing qb said how loud it was.
Yes, many players have commented how quiet the stadium is too but those were under obvious circumstances....like nobody cheering.
Based on conversations with others, I think it gets louder as you get down lower in the stadium with the new renovations. That, and the fact that Clausen clearly had trouble hearing and communicating on the field last year (which I've never really seen before at Michigan Stadium) convince me that it is louder on the field than in the stands.
As someone who's been both on the field and in the stands when there's a lot of cheering, I always thought it was MUCH louder on the field when there was a lot of cheering.
This "down in front" mentality needs to stop too! Stand up and cheer for your team people!!!
I wish the Big House would get louder too, but IME it gets loud when it needs to for the most part. Even the loudest of stadiums don't get loud for the cupcakes. The problem is, other than acoustics, what can you do to fix the loudness problem? You can only tell people so many times to stop jingling their keys...
Notre Dame and Western last year were loud throughout the entire game. If we could do that consistently that would be great. It seems to me that the Big House crowd is very quick to get down and stop making noise once things start to go wrong. It's precisely when we make mistakes (e.g., turning the ball over in our own territory) that the fans NEED to make noise. I hate to say it, but I went to the Iron Bowl this year and it was probably just as loud and probably louder than any Michigan game in '09, and that's with about 20,000 or so less folks. There's no doubt in my mind that the Big House can be an intimidating place to play. Just watch any WolverineHistorian video from ten or twenty years ago and it sounds a lot louder than it does now.
Winning will certainly help the issue somewhat.
but having been in many different stadia, in many different sports, it is not a super loud place, even when fans are cheering. the new luxury boxes keep lots of noise in, but with a nasty echo.......you can hear most PA announcements twice.
You and your cousin are both deaf!