The Scoreboards Revisited....Mikoyan Goes Wandering Again...

Submitted by mikoyan on September 2nd, 2011 at 12:23 AM

I was sort of happy with my night pictures of the scoreboard last night but not 100% happy, so I decided to stop by after work and get some more shots.  There was quite a bit more activity because they were putting some final touches on the boards and there were some TV trailers set up for the game on Saturday.  Anyways...

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/09/daytime-pictures-of-michigan-stadium.html 

After the Stadium, decided to take a quick walk around the Arb.

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/09/nichols-arboretum-in-august.html 

Enjoy.

Comments

ryebreadboy

September 2nd, 2011 at 12:32 AM ^

Appreciate all the work you do Mikoyan.  It's nice to see the city when I haven't been back in awhile.  I'm sure our MGoPopulace who live cross-country appreciate all your work even more.

BlueDragon

September 2nd, 2011 at 2:59 AM ^

I am completely in love with the first picture. I could stare at it all day. The "Wolverine" statue has always been an, um, "period" feature of the Stadium complex for me. I think he looks more like a big o teddy bear.

It's too bad the Ferry Field gate is gone. At least we still have the Big House gates to admire. I made most of my entries as a student at the Northeast gate mostly, but Northwest and North came in handy too.

The fourth picture is great too. I love how I can see a panorama of the new architectural features of the stadium. The semicircular window motif always looks cool on a stadium IMO, but those luxury box windows took it to a whole new level. The University is making a statement: We're here to stay as a football power.

mikoyan

September 2nd, 2011 at 8:58 AM ^

At first I didn't like the new additions.  One of the things that I liked about the Big House was that it kind of snuck up on you.  From the outside, it was pretty low key as the only thing that stood out was the scoreboards, and even those didn't stand out much.  Compare to Spartan Stadium (or even Rynearson Stadium).  Then they added the luxury boxes and the Stadium now towers over the surroundings but they kept a brick facade, so it actually fits in.