I was just thinking about this the other day when I was watching illinois vs northwestern at Wrigley. Would you be in favor of Michigan playing a game at Comerica Park in the future? And if so, who would you want them to face?
Where in the world would the Tigers play? :(
Big house? Big house!
Maybe the Tigers should play at the Big House though.
No. Not Ford Field, the Silverdome or my backyard, either.
Are you by chance an environmentalist or environmental lawyer?
Ha! Nope, not a tree hugger. Just worried people would park on my front lawn.
Oh, so you are Clint Eastwood. Sweet. Welcome.
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and definitely not, going from 114,000 to 41,000 would hurt.
Um would lose tons of revenue.
No reason!!!! Its not like the historic value that comes with Wrigley Field or Fenway. Its local so why not just play at the Big House. Obviously substantially smaller. If you're talking about playing on baseball fields (like ND playing at Yankee Stadium) its different. You're trying to reach out to your alums in other parts of the country. That would make sense if we did Yankee Stadium or whatever it is replaced Giants Stadium but not in Detroit.
I meant in the future in late September or early October.
I think a good opponent would be northwestern. You'd have that detroit-area vs chicago-area game going.
why, for the love of god, would you abandon one of the most iconic stadiums in the country (and 74k seats, or roughly $6M in revenue) to go play in a modern baseball park 40 miles down the road????
I remember my first beer.
Let em play at the Joe...that roils be interesting.
Can I yell at the refs to check the goalposts?
WE WANT CANDY!
if it was a home game for MSU at comerica/ford field.
ITS THE BIG HOUSE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.
that is all.
No X 1,000,000,000,000,000,etc...
I'd say that's a great idea for the MSU game two years from now.
No, it doesnt even sound cool
I could be swayed by anything cool and that wouldnt be it
What do you think about the Tigers playing @ the Big House?
Only if it were a preseason scrimmage.
1. Ryan Field/Memorial Stadium =/= The Big House.
2. Comerica =/= Wrigley.
Northwestern wants to host us at Wrigley? I'll go. But home games should never be played anywhere but the corner of Stadium and Main.
where the Mud Hens used to play. The outfield fence was wall to wall with local business ads, parking was free, and the beer was cheap. I loved that old dump.
This would probably have the added benefit of increasing jersey sales in Ohio, so that would be nice.
Good ol' Ned Skeldon. Loved that place when I was a kid, and I was lucky enough to play a game there in high school.
No. It's not a football stadium. It has no historic value. We don't need gimmicks to drive attendance.
Why don't we just do a home and home with Wayne State? That would be way cooler.
I love Michigan Stadium games more than anything. Just a suggestion. I'd like to see Michigan maybe play at Yankee Stadium someday because they use to play Army and Navy there back in the 40s and 50s.
Let's not try to fix it.
What the hell purpose would it serve, besides losing millions of dollars for the school?
Football should never, ever be played in a baseball stadium. And vice-versa. Its almost sacreligious.
The Athletics and Raiders suck
didnt candlestick park host a world series the same year the Niners went to the SB?
used to hold the record for most football games hosted by a stadium. It took until 2003 for the record to be broken.
Big House or nowhere (except when Michigan is away - other teams can cram their fans into whatever they please, so long as we play on a regulation field, unlike Wrigley).
NW v Illini attendance actually went up in the Wrigley game.
The last time they played at NW, 32k people came. At Wrigley, they had 41k. That's over 25% larger attendance WHEN THEY MOVED THE GAME TO A BASEBALL FIELD.
Find me a baseball stadium that seats 150k and we'll talk.
also, it was ridiculous when they could only play in one direction
With Denard's speed, maybe we should schedule a game at MIS. I believe it holds about 150K
Denard would be faster than the cars.
You laugh, but it wasn't that long ago that MSU people were totally biting on the rumor that they wanted to hold a game at MIS merely to blow our attendance record out of the water.
They still couldn't fill it up.
ha, i thought the exact same thing! i just wish he had done this before allowing michigan and osu to be put into separate divisions.
What? Astronomically bad idea.
Now let's never speak of this again.