OT - Row Designation in the Big House

OT - Row Designation in the Big House

Submitted by funkifyfl on September 28th, 2016 at 10:35 AM

Sorry if I'm missing a board guideline, but I have a quick question regarding row designation at the Big House as I'm trying to get some tickets for Illinois. Several sections at the Big House do not appear to reach field, more specifically Sections 5, 7, 8, 10, 14, 16, 17, 27, 29, 30, 32, 36, 38, 39, and 41 (OCD is an awful thing). My question is whether seats in these sections use the same row numbering as the others.

 

In other words, is Section 5, Row 1, actually at the same height as say Section 6, Row 20? Or alternatively, does Section 5 just "start" at Row 20, and Section 5, Row 20 is right next to Section 6, Row 20? Thanks in advance for any info.

OT: Closest beer to the Big House, discounted for MGoBlog, DRINK FOR CHARITY

OT: Closest beer to the Big House, discounted for MGoBlog, DRINK FOR CHARITY

Submitted by MGoPatio on September 23rd, 2016 at 8:43 PM

Before, during or after the PSU game on Saturday, stop by the Cancer Support Community's Charity Beer Garden and save on a pint of craft beer flowing from 10 taps. You can also grab some Slows Bar BQ and a seat out of the sun and in front of a big screen. 

Mention MGoBlog a the ID/ticket table and your $6 craft beer is $5.

Find it at 327 E. Hoover Ave., adjacent to Elbel Field, immediately east of the railroad tracks (used to be Purchase Radio Supply) and kitty-corner from the MMB's Revelli Hall 

This and every game day, you'll find:

  • 10 taps with local craft beers (plus bottled water, Coke/Diet/Sprite)
  • indoor seating in the warehouse
  • two big screen TV's for GameDay, pe-game, the game, post-game, 
  • family-friendly--bring your kids
  • cash or credit cards
  • bathrooms

...and 100% of beer sales benefit the charity!

Thanks, in advance, for the support of the MGoBlog community.

GO BLUE!

Replay booth at the big house

Replay booth at the big house

Submitted by Bluefishdoc on June 15th, 2016 at 10:14 AM

I had a guided tour of the big house and locker rooms last week and I was surprised to see that the official replay booth had 4 small rather outdated 24 inch (at most) computer monitors and one old small flat screen TV (at most 40 inches). I guess this explains why the reviews take forever and are of such questionable quality. For some reason I expected giant screens with 4k ultra HD. Considering the amount of money that changes hands based on their decisions I was shocked at how low-tech it was.

Stadium intro video

Stadium intro video

Submitted by Banister on September 13th, 2015 at 1:10 PM

Has anyone posted the intro video that was played at the stadium yesterday? Haven't found this anywhere yet, appologies if I've missed it posted somewhere else. I thought it was better than they have been in recent years, especially with James Earl Jones doing the voice over.

 

What did you guys think of it?

Stadium Seat Cushions

Stadium Seat Cushions

Submitted by UESWolverine on September 1st, 2015 at 2:12 AM

The deadline to reserve seat cushions for season ticket holders is this week. Does anybody have any opinions on renting vs buying? I was sold on renting until I saw that it was $49 a seat. Seems a little steep. The portable cushions they sell at MDen are only $17. I have zero experience with both options. Lame topic but I wouldn't mind saving $60 if it was worth it.

Forty Years In The Bighouse - Jon Falk Shipping Update

Forty Years In The Bighouse - Jon Falk Shipping Update

Submitted by The Geek on July 24th, 2015 at 10:55 AM

MGoBloggers -- Just FYSA, I received an update from Amazon referencing Jon Falk's new book, "Forty Years.."

The new expected delivery date is now Wednesday, 29 July!

This should help subside the offseason blues, albeit briefly. I'm really looking forward to his first-hand stories and will probably fly through this by Friday the 31st. Jon Falk is a living legend.

Go Blue!

Questions for the Vets about season tickets

Questions for the Vets about season tickets

Submitted by MgoBlueprint on May 10th, 2015 at 2:24 PM

I know there was a thread the other day for the new season ticket holders, but I went back to it and there were some questions left unanswered. Hopefully there are some Big House vets that can answer some season ticket questions for some of us new season ticket holders.

I will get started with a few.

When do we get our seat assignments?

I know there are more than a few people that requested sections 21-25. What are the chances that those who made requests will get non endzone seats?

Do you get offered a few choices or do they just give you a seat or seats?

 

Also, I was looking at other schools season ticket sites, and I really like the virtual venue that other schools use. It seems like it makes the seat selection process easier.

I really like the virtual venue platform that other schools use. it seems like it makes the seat selection process alot easier. Do any of you think that michigan will use virtual venue or something similar in the near future?

MGoDrone: Wisconsin, Purdue, and some MACtion

MGoDrone: Wisconsin, Purdue, and some MACtion

Submitted by BlueBarron on January 25th, 2015 at 5:03 PM

Hi all, your friendly MGoEyeInTheSky here. People seem to enjoy these MGoDrone threads and it's a relatively slow afternoon here. I've been traveling a bit and anytime I go somewhere I usually bring my DJI Phantom Vision 2+ QuadRotor. Over the weekend I was in Madison for the hockey games. I made a pit-stop at Camp Randall for some aerial shots:

(Right click + view image for higher resolution)


And don't forget the Kohl Center!


More like the 'Cold' Center, right?! Ha haaa..... Sorry.

Whilst in West-Lafayette for the basketball-game-that-we-don't-need-to-talk-about it was raining so I wanted to keep the flight very short. The result was a kind of crappy shot, but here it is:

 

Being that I am originally from near Toledo, when I was home for the holidays I went out to Bowling Green and Toledo as well:


Finally, THIS WAS NOT A DRONE SHOT BECAUSE I WOULD GET IN BIG TROUBLE IF IT WAS but:

My friend and I went flying in Green Bay during the Packers-Cowboys playoff game and the flight path for landings goes right next to the stadium:

Normally you're not allowed to be flying anywhere near a stadium during a game. But because the airport was so close and we were just an airplane that had to do airplane things, we had a good reason to be so close (the kind ATC guy explained it nicely to us).

And of course, here it is your moment of zen:

I'll hopefully be at Minnesota and Indiana next month so I'll be sure to get some shots of their stadiums as well.

Facility Fail during Weather Delay

Facility Fail during Weather Delay

Submitted by I dumped the Dope on September 21st, 2014 at 7:55 AM

So this is an objective post not related to anything on the actual field of play but more about the stadium itself and how I would like to see my ticket dollars spent in the future.

During the weather delay our beloved PA announcer was making regular updates to a completely empty stadium (some lolz) but the more serious problem is that under the cover of the canopy this could not be heard by anyone unless they were standing in the mouth of one of the entry portals...an undesirable position due to the heavy spray.

After wandering around for awhile waiting out a ride, hearing the noise of PA but not being able to comprehend any of it, my wife went into a family restroom and came back with a complete update (thinking this was radio guys piped in to the restrooms)

However, I feel like its a serious problem that needs to be addressed in the facility planning for the future.  The crowd needs information and direction, and I for one, will do whatever benevolent Mr. Grapentine recommends but I'd like to be able to hear it also.  What I'd like to see is a system to be able to switch gears (selector switch if you will) to broadcast Public Address under the covered areas of the stadium while under weather delay.  We are bound to have more weather delays just by probability in the future and this would be really helpful as a fan attending the game.  Note for clarity that I'm not asking for PA to be broadcast underneath for any other circumstances.