My fear is with the digital transition with television, the radio frequencies were changed and I need to purchase a third radio.
Can anyone help me here???
On a side note, my seats were moved from section 33 single digit row to section 39 row 43. What an improvement. I took my 8 year old son to the game and at one point he had to use the bathroom. We watched a Michigan punt, hit the can and were back in our seats prior to Western starting their drive. I suppose ABC should get some credit for the long tv timeout too.
I was pleased with the look of the team and am hopeful for the Rodriguez bounce that usually occurs in the second season. I thought the defense looked great, not many missed tackles, but still gave up the big play which have seemed to happen every week for several years now.
Finally, the stadium looks wonderful. It sounded quite a bit louder to me. Did anyone else notice that?
It was one of the most moving experiences in my life (the piped in music). I can hardly wait for the next iterations:
1) A growling wolverine noise after each and every mediocre play!
2) An animated Michigan player jumping up and down on the jumbotron and the announcement "That's another Zingerman's First Down For Michigan"
3) Fireworks going off while the team runs on the field. Loud enough to drown out the fight song and any actual cheering.
4)Same fireworks after every touchdown.
Yes, it was glorious and magical and can only get better!
(Obviously I'm being sardonic.)
Just got back from scouting our route to the stadium. They are still working on the bridge over State street east of the stadium and it is ONE lane in each direction rather than two. If you come in that way, leave early.
Parking lots and vendors are already open.
As the Michigan Stadium expansion moves into the final third of the project, it got me wondering: aside from whether it will come precariously close to a saturation point - where more seats are produced than the demand for them -- what specifically do fans feel will be the next form of expansion at Michigan Stadium?
This season fans will see near-completed building exteriors. From inside the bowl, the bricks are in place and the glass installed, which will allow the crowd noise to be redirected toward the field, making Michigan Stadium a louder environment - something fans have been crying for for many years. Fans will also see how impressive, and more importantly, imposing, the structures are from the field.
Attending the recent Media Day events at Michigan Stadium, I stood on the field and looked up to the buildings. I have been on the field many times as a field photographer. Something I immediately noticed this day is a new feeling of being closed in, which will add to the imposing feeling for visiting teams, giving our team a dramatic increase in home field advantage. Also from this perspective, after processing the actual size and scale of these structures, especially with the towers rising high above to top of the bowl in the four corners, eyes are directed to the end zones to what now amounts to relative empty space.
Making note of these details from field level, a second deck expansion in each end zone would be a perfect complement to the new buildings. Believe me when I say a second deck would look incredibly menacing from the field! If you doubt me, give yourself an opportunity to stand at midfield. I defy you to come up with a wholly different outcome. As for an expansion of this kind, I would estimate that this could provide an additional 20,000 seats. Imagine a capacity of 128,001. Now THAT is a BIG HOUSE!
Has anyone seen anything that discusses how much additional revenue U-M will generate once the Big House renovations are completed? I have searched but could not find anything. I built a spreadsheet to do my own calculations and came to about $14 million per year (assumes everything sells out, but excludes any increased revenues from concessions or advertising which I am not sure how to model). Or has anyone discussed this with the Athletic Department and have they offered any estimates?
I'm a little confused. The stadium update webcam seems to show that the heavy equipment and so on is pulling out, making room for Coke trucks and the like to stock up and get the place ready. However, the big tower visible from the Crisler cam still has no windows. Everything else is done except that.
Please tell me they're going to put windows in that before the kickoff. It would at least LOOK done then, instead of, "Oh! So close!"