Michigan Stadium Scoreboard Update, please

Submitted by UAUM on June 27th, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Any updates/pics from our MGoBloggers on the ground in Ann Arbor on Michigan Stadium's scoreboards steel going up?

 

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blueblueblue

June 27th, 2011 at 1:29 PM ^

I drove past there yesterday, saw that they have the beginnings of a framework up - the steel girders that, I think, the new boards will be latched to. I think it consists of 5 or 6 steel beams. They are tall and broad, but not too tall or too broad. It was immediately clear that they seem the perfect size, and that they will help keep in some noise. 

sheepman

June 27th, 2011 at 1:50 PM ^

There was a story here, I think by Brian, a while back that showed the size of our old scoreboard vs. the new ones and a few different schools' boards.

Anyone know where that is? It is not coming up in the search under scoreboards and I want to show it to my mother in law. Commence jokes now married men.

Quail2theVict0r

June 27th, 2011 at 2:10 PM ^

Doing a quick google search I found a picture of the scoreboard when they were taking it down from the same web cam and did a quick photoshop job to show the size difference:

 

 

Scoreboard

tUOS is OSU

June 27th, 2011 at 2:19 PM ^

The dimensions the listed for the scoreboard, is that the size of the screen or the whole thing, . Including the "Michigan stadium " lettering?

triangle_M

June 27th, 2011 at 2:27 PM ^

I was there on Friday.  They weren't out there (either the rain) or they were at lunch.  Judging by the supports, the scoreboards are massive.  I'd post a photo but all of mine have my 9 year old making "awesome" faces in them

Schembo

June 27th, 2011 at 2:29 PM ^

I wonder what an end zone expansion would look like.  It would be pretty hard to keep pushing out and putting seats that sit behind the scoreboards.  Second level perhaps?

trueblueintexas

June 27th, 2011 at 2:47 PM ^

I just spent 10 minutes watching a live feed of a guy working on a scoreboard support.  Thank goodness I have meetings this afternoon so I can pretend I don't have a problem.