New UM Stadium Scoreboards

Submitted by UMMAN83 on June 25th, 2011 at 7:56 AM

I know the guy that owns the crane company installing the new HD boards.  He is out at the stadium now putting up some steel.  We thought the actual boards maybe going up but that is not the case yet.  I was going to go for ride in the crane  when the boards go up.  He is indicating that the new boards are 60H x 120W.  Probably old news on this blog. How much larger is this than the old scoreboard?

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Wolverine318

June 25th, 2011 at 8:19 AM ^

Using pythagorean's theorem to get the standard measurement of televisions gives us a TV with a diagonal of 84.9 ft. Holy crap, I am excited. Please take some pics while up the crane.

michiganfanforlife

June 25th, 2011 at 9:24 AM ^

is that DBrandon is planning on adding another 10,000+ seats to fill in either side of said scoreboard in the south endzone. He figures that because the waiting list for season tickets exceeds this number, the seats will be instantly sold. He went on to mention that he would leave it to another AD to fill in the seats in the north endzone later down the line. I bet filling in the endzones with more seats will increase the volume in the Big House even more. I look forward to going to games where the attendance is something scary like 135,000 in my lifetime. Go Blue!!! 

cigol

June 25th, 2011 at 1:15 PM ^

While it is an unfair advantage since many Ohio students are still taking geometry (kind of like how intelligent adults get rocked by 5th graders on that one TV show), they are going to have a field day with this.

tdcarl

June 25th, 2011 at 2:16 PM ^

I just drove by them on the way to go grocery shopping. Right now there is a big steel beam sticking out the top of all the round support posts on the north side of the stadium with some diagonal ones between them for support. These scoreboards are going to be huge. When I went by there wasn't really anything going on on the south side.

I Heart Huckleby

June 25th, 2011 at 11:01 PM ^

I'm lucky enough to live a few blocks from the stadium. Took a couple snaps of the north end during a stroll today...will try to keep you eager out-of-towners updated on the progress. (taken with my phone, sorry if the image quality2 is so-so)

 

TheRivalry

June 25th, 2011 at 11:17 PM ^

Still debating on which game to go to. Western or Eastern Michigan. I really want to make my first Michigan game be the ND Under The Lights, but don't feel like taking out a small loan.