Spring Game: April 17

Submitted by Tim on January 21st, 2010 at 10:24 AM

[press release]

Save the Date! Spring Football Game on April 17 at Michigan Stadium

ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan football team will hold its annual spring game on Saturday, April 17, at Michigan Stadium. The final practice is open to the public and will be held at a time yet to be determined.

Last year, Michigan set a spring game attendance record with an estimated 50,000 fans at the alumni flag football game and final team scrimmage. Michigan Stadium is in the final stages of a $226 million year-round renovation that will be completed prior to the start of the 2010 season.

Check MGoBlue.com for updates and announcements on the spring game festivities.

[/press release]

Hooray and all that, save the date. We may make plans for some sort of MGoEvent to take place in conjunction with the spring game, but there are still 3 months to plan, so it's a long way off.

1) Good to see that they'll be able to have it in the stadium, what with construction and all that. I wonder if they'll have some suites ready to go, and show them off to donors and the like

2) Speaking of tours, it will be interesting to see what other events the athletic department and University hold in conjunction with the spring game. Last year it was locker room tours and alumni flag football game. I've heard tell that another sport may play a regular-season contest before the spring game, but haven't been able to confirm.

3) Please please please just hold a full-team scrimmage. I know with a young team it's nice to get a little more, like, practice, but it's much more interesting for the fans if you play a game. 1v1s and 2v2s, have notable alumni coach the opposite squads or something.

4) First chance for Michigan fans to see Devin Gardner, Austin White, Jeremy Jackson, Ricardo Miller, Christian Pace, Stephen Hopkins, and Jerald Robinson in a Michigan uniform. JT Turner, Fitzgerald Toussaint, and the like for that matter, too.

Comments

expatriate

January 21st, 2010 at 11:40 AM ^

Already have some Michigan fans in Maryland planning their trip up... there is definitely more excitement for this than there even was last year. I think this could get to be a beautiful tradition- borrowed of course from other schools, but a great tradition.

Max Power

January 21st, 2010 at 2:29 PM ^

Last year was my first spring game and my first tailgate before the osu game. Is there any tailgating? I was at the AA golf course, is that gonna be open for the spring game?

Plegerize

January 21st, 2010 at 4:08 PM ^

I CANNOT wait for this! I've been to the last two spring games and they are just exciting as can be to be there.

Wonder if em0 will show up to the MgoTailgate and try to sabotage the festivities with his ignorance haha

BigBum

January 21st, 2010 at 5:11 PM ^

Just reserved the hotel room for the weekend. 9 hours for my son's first spring game. The boy and I road trippin'...It'll be fine right? Yeah, it'll be fine.

corncobb

January 21st, 2010 at 6:13 PM ^

There are already full suite mock-ups ready to go. I have been working there every day since February of '09 and you wouldn't believe the progress that is being made. The old press box is nothing but a hole in the ground, and the west side is starting to get carpet this month. The view is amazing through the glass on all levels. too bad this is the only time I will ever get to see the field from up there!