Updated Scoreboard Photos

Submitted by dahblue on August 1st, 2011 at 5:36 PM

I was by the stadium today and took some photos of the scoreboard construction (for those who care, realizing this could be a small subsection of the crowd). Hopefully, I don't butcher the re-sizing too badly. I was going to post them in an older thread about scoreboard construction but figured it was already a bit too wide with images on that page.

This is a view driving by the south end zone (my only south board pic).  

North end zone...rear of the board:

Rear of board close-up:

A bit wider view (notice the additional strip of board below the main board, and above the legendary halo remnants):

More north board (different angle):

Close-up of top west corner construction:

Yet another angle...the "Michigan Stadium" looks nice:

Another straight-ahead view of rear.  It looks like the bottom left and right of the bottom strip (which the rendering made to look like an entire, usable video space) are just solid blue paneling.  The final product is likely to look a bit different than the rendering.

p.s. Sorry for the huge images.  I tried a few times to re-size but having no luck.  If anyone can help, that'd be great. Thanks.

Comments

blueblueblue

August 1st, 2011 at 5:50 PM ^

Great update. I still wonder if the 'M' on the back panel will be raised like the 'Michigan Stadium' is on the front. 

And its pretty crazy how Brian always has an MGoblog store banner up somewhere near the stadium. I'm surprised the University allows that. 

htownwolverine

August 1st, 2011 at 6:58 PM ^

Being that DB is a marketing guru is there some type of subliminal message going on in the screen test? I swear to G_D I yelled out Go Blue and F_ck Ohio after I stared intently for 30 seconds.

MichiganPhotoRod

August 1st, 2011 at 8:24 PM ^

I, too, have a similar adult channel memory...when I was in college in the mid-80's, our cable box would scramble the adult channels but leave the audio.  However, if you changed the channel away from the scrambled channel and back to it, the image would appear clear for a couple of seconds.  While it wasn't ideal, you could watch the movie simply by changing the channel back and forth.  LOL

Section 1

August 1st, 2011 at 7:19 PM ^

Either that, or Lt. Uhuru needs to turn on the Universal Translator.  I'll be freaked out if we start hearing the tones from Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Look Up_See Blue

August 1st, 2011 at 8:43 PM ^

Thanks for the update and the time it took to take the pics.  I live in TN and so it's hard to see progress on the various projects that are ongoing around campus.  Deep down, I think Dave Brandon is building the Michigan brand with hopes of eventually hosting a Super Bowl at Michigan Stadium, how nice would that be?

Corey

August 1st, 2011 at 9:05 PM ^

My guess (as somebody with some amount of related experience) is the paneling isn't up yet because if there's anything wrong with the wiring, it'll be a hell of a lot easier to fix it this way instead of if they were all boxed in.