I got a chance to go flying today and snapped some pictures of Michigan Stadium. It looked absolutely stunning from up there.
The picture doesn't do it justice, but the field is very bright and colorful. It looked great.
Is there any way we could see the picture?
I can't wait to see 110,001+ filling the best stadium in college football. Id love to get an aerial shot of the stadium during an OSU game!
Cant wait to see the team in the new stadium representing the maize and blue!
I hope so go blue!
I'm just soo exited!
Hate to nitpick but since you added the 1 at the end, I have to point out that it's officially 109,901, I believe.
I think he meant what our real attendance would usually be, not our capacity.
that he meant to say
I can't wait to see (not exactly but around) 110,001+ filling the best stadium in college football.
That picture is pretty awesome. Nice shot.
Even in the picture the field jumps out like it was photoshopped in there. Excellent work!
I think you got a great shot there. Thanks.
I'd love to see one taken on game day.
I think that after 9.11 there cannot be planes flying over live sporting events. I don't know if this has changed.
wrapping halfway around the curve and an extra 5,000 seats.
our video screens just look sad in that picture. i didn't even notice them at first. bring in godzillatron
If they could makes the blue look a little less faded on the bleachers, that would really pull it all together. Great pic buddy! +1
I think we have a glitch. I've seen a lot of threads with everyone having neg bangs for completely inocuous statements.
Edit, I just noticed that when i gave people +1 it gave them a neg bang
You're still giving people +1. After you load the page someone else (probably about 4-5 user names) are negging everything and then when you hit +1, the new total (-3, -5 or so) loads so that's what you see.
That is one sexy hole that Yost dug. Giggity.
I have no idea why Im being blamed for something. Ive noticed the negging to, and this "kindofabigdeal" person is probably being pissy because he has negative points.
You seem to be in a lot of these topic as well, could it be you?
fyi, I didn't mean to post in this thread and edited my posts to make them sound even less ridiculous than they looked before, albeit failing at that due to my haste.
It's especially odd since I don't even know how to embed a video or a photo, let alone figure out how to distribute multiple neggings to people. HTML is not my friend, or any other kind of code for that matter. Brian can attest to my emails pleading technical incompetence at doing the most simple things that most of you can do in your sleep.
I've never once complained about somebody negging me, so it's more than a little ironic that I can complain about somebody posbanging me.
the same thing.
Roster update time?
Why don't you MGoAway?
That would make him an "MGoGumshoe."
It's the most beautiful sight these eyes have ever seen.
"That's no moon"
he's going to have to dodge one of Hagerup's boomers.
See, I can be optimistic.
Thanks for posting this picture!
I was working there today and I believe I saw your plane. When were you flying? I also had a chance to go on the field and take some pictures as well (we got laid off today so it was kind of a parting gift from Barton Malow). They completed the lettering yesterday and have yet to add the silica sand to the field, but the color is insanely bright. They actually had all the letters weeks ago but they were the wrong color. The yellow striping on the sidelines where the team is confined to is still the originally ordered color. I doubt they will change it, but it is a dingy version of maize and very noticeable.
The turf is way different from the old stuff from what I can tell. It seems a bit more slick, maybe it will get better out in the elements over the next month. I have a piece of the old stuff in my garage and there was a noticeable difference. I'm sure over the last 7 years there have been major upgrades in field-turf technology, so what do I know. I can't wait to be there on 9/4, it is going to be great. Go Blue.
Sorry to hear you were laid off. I'm curious, were you part of the stadium renovation?
We were flying around 11am this morning.
Yeah, I was part of the elevator crew. We installed 19 elevators in the complex. In your picture if you look toward the north gate where a large stake truck is parked facing east/west, you can see us loading test weights with a skid-loader. That is definitely your plane that I saw. Were you flying N/NW? That is a pretty cool coincidence!
I live in Grand Rapids and have been driving to A2 for over a year and a half, every day. I was ready to be done. Hopefully work will break somewhere else and I will get back soon. You can only imagine how geeked I was when I got the call that I was going there, though. Not many people can say they got to construct their team's stadium. It's all good! Go blue.
what kind of plane were you in? a 172?
A 1980 Cessna 152. A buddy of mine is in the Michigan Flyers club and we went up in one of their planes.
Curious, what time did you take this picture? I ask so I can see if my seat will be in the shade haha.
That's actually a good point. This was at around 11am.
Looks like my seats will be in the sun.