FWIW - Saw this at another site, comparing the UM Stadium reno to the remaking of the team.
Last year, people saw the skeleton get put up (although there was also a lot of infrastructure work being done). Clearly the new and improved was not ready for use, but you could at least see that progress had been made.
This year, from the outside, the suites appear to have moved along fairly well and lots of folks are questioning why it takes so long to complete the project - why is it not complete - we do not see much else being done on the outside? I.e, where is the progress.
But what those folks forget is that there is a lot of work still being done on the inside, finishes, interior work, wiring, etc. You cannot have a finished product with just the exterior work. There is a lot of detail to get a project finished and trying to get those last details done takes a lot of coordination and push because the owners get anxious. The interior work is just as important. You also need to make sure that you have timely delivery on the highly rated materials demanded by the owners, cause just not any material will do at Michigan.
And finally, one will note the obvious holdover that is impacting the renovation - which is the old pressbox. That pressbox needs to be here for this season, but will be removed after it is. Once that holdover is out, it will allow for the renovation to be complete. But getting the old pressbox out is not going to be an easy job and there will be challenges...
Bottom line, this team, like the stadium renovations, is not a one and done job. There are many things that need completing. Hopefully, the conclusion for the stadium will bring the on the field progress we all so desire.