Wasn't there a discussion about this on the board a few weeks ago? I was surprised how big they were up close. Do you think this is a permanent location?
Old "Michigan Stadium" letters
That's where I was! How did I miss that!
I like it, but I'm not sure those are the originals. If they are, they should be ashamed of themselves for painting them blue. It kind of wrecks the originality and novelty of them.
EDIT: My bad. In light of the next high-level post below, it has come to my attention there was a set on the back side that were in fact blue:
So where, then, is the maize set?
Both sets actually used to be blue. At some point in the 1990s (probably during the pre-'98 renovation) they painted the interior ones maize.
Ugh. I was just thinking the same thing. I certainly hope they aren't the originals. I'd love to see them (in Maize, of course) somewhere on the exterior of the stadium. Perhaps on the West elevation, facing Main St.
There should be two sets of them, right? There was a set facing each direction on top of the Press Box.
Is the S in stadium upside and backwards. it looks funny to me. Or is it just me?
The "S" just looks weird. It has to be upside down and backwards.
The S is not backwards or upside down, unless the old lettering was upsidedown.
I guess i never noticed how small the bottom of the "S" was on top of the press box. Thanks.
I meant "Michigan Stadium" letters, not "Michigan Football" letters.
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Just getting the hang of this after lurking for years!
I think the east sideline concourse is a good place, because those of us on the eastern side, Sections 40-4, used to look up at those letters throughout the games.
It's a good location. As an old-timer at the Stadium, I approve, wholeheartedly.
I would have known myself except that today, in honor of my grandfather who used to room with Old Man Yost (nobody, except perhaps Mrs. Yost, called him anything but "Old Man Yost"), who took me to my first Spring Game in the old Press Box in 1967, I sat in Section 23, instead of my customary seats in Section 1.
I asked about this today on my tour of the premium seats - which, by the way, were God-damned amazing.
Anyway: The maize letters are still in storage for now and they're deciding what to do with them. They're considering auctioning them off for Charity. They probably won't be put up anywhere because the art deco style doesn't match the new construction.