I checked the MgoBoard and did not see any threads regarding this, but wondering what the status with the old press box was. The stadium web cams do not seem to be working and I am not done by the stadium very often. Thanks for any updates. Just wondering what the place will look like (not blueprints or renditions)with the press box gone.
I think they're tip-toeing around the questions as per the future of the old press box because in all likelyhood it's going to be scrapped (my opinion). I personally hope they do something with the art-deco MICHIGAN STADIUM on top of it -- if they don't put it on top of the new boxes in the stadium somewhere in the concourse area or on campus.
Here's the official release from the renovations Q&A page:
Q: What is happening with the press box?
A new press box will be built, addressing building codes and functionality. The current press box is over-crowded and outdated. It was designed in the 1950s and is in desperate need of modernization.
Will they be putting the new PB in with the skyboxes? When they do tear down the old PB will they be putting seats where the old one is? Just curious thanks.
Picture (sorry you'll have to right click > view image to see b/c the html code for h/w re-size isn't working):
Wait, the new PB will be on the East side? There looks to be camera windows on the top floor of the West tower, but I just assumed the PB would be there as well. So, I wonder, for those you who went to the stadium this season, will the glassed in section that juts out on the second level of the East tower be the new PB?
Funny, I scanned that image in from the Ann Arbor News many years ago. The press box location was switched since that great rendering, it'll be on the west side, south end.
or pics of the stadium with the press box removed? Sure will miss that old thing- such a fixture of the stadium.
I don't have the link, so if someone can supply that, and I could be remembering completely wrong, but I think I remember reading that they were starting to tear it down the Monday after the OSU game. They're going to put in luxury seating in its place (basically actual seats vs. the current benches).
As far as the art-deco MICHIGAN STADIUM I heard the plan was to move it over one of the entrances.
EDIT: Here's the link from AA.com
EDIT EDIT: Here's the link about the signage from MVictors
My husbands grandpa works at the stadium and he has heard that it will go over one of the entrances too.
Those are two nice "victors."
anywhere in view.
I can overlook the Fielding Yost misspelling...
Ah, I had class today in Burton Tower, and I can see the stadium from up there. I didn't think to look. But as gomaize said, I heard they were taking it all down, filling the area with seats, and putting the new press box in the skyboxes.
The plan was to remove a day or two after the OSU game. So its probably gone by now.
In fact, the reason why the stadium webcams no longer function is that (according to that website) demolition of the pressbox was going to interfere with the camera cables.
The are keeping the "art-deco MICHIGAN STADIUM" as NHWolverine put it.
mgoblue has a set of photos up now but it doesn't show anything more than the pic on Rivals.