Changes/updates you'd like to see to The Big House

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on April 29th, 2018 at 9:20 PM

With the major South Competition and Performance project completed this winter that including 3 new stadiums build on the South athletic campus and the Canham and new arena projects on their way to being presented to Regents this summer, it got me thinking "what's next?".

Now this doesn't have to be a major renovation, but what changes would you like to see to The Big House? 

I'd like to see them finally paint championship years on the boxes so they aren't plain Blue anymore, maybe re-start the brick program and have people buy bricks again.

Something/anything highlighting the past players on the concourse? It seems like as far as the Big 3 sports go The Big House does the least to do that. 


Mr. Owl

April 29th, 2018 at 9:40 PM ^

I'm with you on the natural grass.  Figure out how the drainage could work and play the game as it should be played... in stead of a game where guys come out when rubber pellets (that may be harmful to ones health) pop up & get in your eye.

If anybogy suggests a dome... might as well paint the place pink or put up giant letters around the sides.

Seriously.  As it is now, Michigan Stadium is as nice a facility as I have seen.

Bring back the bathroom where you just pee on the wall though.  I miss that.


April 29th, 2018 at 11:53 PM ^

I’m not sure it is great, a lot of folks believe it is safer than any artificial surface. I don’t have a strong opinion personally, but what we have now was starting to look pretty bad. I’m glad it is getting replaced. Speaking of which, anyone heard when that will be? I’d assume after the soccer game, but I hasn’t heard.

Mr. Owl

April 30th, 2018 at 11:56 PM ^

I remember hearing that when looking into replacing the grass, Michigan went to the state's leading agricultural university and asked if they would help.  Sparty said no.  (think about the bragging rights designing Michigan Stadium's field could have given them...)

It's too bad M didn't go further.  If you're not capable, we found a university who is.  Thanks Prairie View A&M!

Section 1.8

April 30th, 2018 at 11:13 AM ^

...was installed, our natural grass field drained very well. Even in very bad weather (I.e., Ron Johnson’s 347-yard game), our grass field was beautiful .

It was “grass field II” that sucked. From the first day to the last, it was terrible. Of course that was when they lowered the grade by three or four feet.


April 29th, 2018 at 9:27 PM ^

Want the brick tower structure to encompass the whole stadium. I realize that is a massive project but it would look great and probably increase the noise considerably too.

Mineral King

April 29th, 2018 at 9:35 PM ^

More seats and an electric shock built in to the bench that goes off if you sit down, unless we're up by a ton, or if it's a timeout, or something like that.

Also it would be nice if phones would work.


April 29th, 2018 at 11:36 PM ^

I hope the site update comes with the ability for you to ignore me as a user. You seem to have some sort of issue with me as this is the 3rd or 4th time that you’ve responded to me in a similar way. For your sake, I hope the update will allow you to not have to know I exist anymore. Whatever I did to bother you, I truly do apologize.

Bando Calrissian

April 30th, 2018 at 12:16 AM ^

Since when did this blog become a place where ideological disagreements couldn't be a thing?

Sorry, I have a problem with fans who pull the "if you're not standing up, stay home" card. The stadium is a space for anyone who wants to buy a ticket. Just because you want to stand up doesn't mean they don't have the right to also watch the game and be treated with consideration.

One's desire for "MORE NOIZE" doesn't overrule basic human decency.

Gucci Mane

April 30th, 2018 at 1:06 PM ^

I go to every home game. When I don’t sit in the student section I sit a lot of the time. But when it’s a big play or time to get loud I’m certainly standing. But honestly the only reason I care has nothing to do with myself....I just want Michigan stadium to be a big home field advantage for the players. It’s a proven fact that home field advantage is a thing, so why not embrace that.