jabberwock

September 20th, 2010 at 9:56 AM ^

but every square inch of available space between the towers is being reserved for the dual "Terror of Mecha-Godzillatron's" that will be installed between them.

Between them and the new lights, it's going to be like a 113,000 capacity tanning booth.

Section 1

September 20th, 2010 at 1:47 PM ^

This is an exceedingly clever exercise in photoshopping.  But what is not seen is what sort of structure that would look like from the outside.  And how to get all of those people in and out.

If Denard shares with modern science the secret to Dilithium-fueled fusion power, maybe we can install transporters to get people in and out.

bluebyyou

September 20th, 2010 at 10:17 AM ^

That is so high, you would need a separate weather forecast and probably lots of high wind warnings.

Although I doubt there is room, I was thinking that a University-owned hotel with rooms overlooking the field would be a great way to finish off one end, and a conference center could finish off the other end. Imagine how loud the sound would be if the whole place was finished.  At some point, the law of diminishing returns comes into play with additional seating.  I suspect Brandon is way ahead of anything we could come up with.

toomer18

September 20th, 2010 at 10:26 AM ^

That would be an awesome sight with both sides expanded like that.  Just need the lights, the new HD scoreboards, and a defense and we'll be set. Oh, and special teams!

Corey

September 20th, 2010 at 10:27 AM ^

What if we put the scoreboards on the boxes instead of at each end?  They'd probably be easier to watch there, and would still provide room for the seating you so beautifully rendered.

exmtroj

September 20th, 2010 at 10:50 AM ^

I'm pretty sure we wouldn't ever ruin the bowl that we have, similar to the way that Green Bay expanded Lambeau but left the original,old-school bowl. That just looks too upper-deck to me, and I think that kind of ruins the Big House's look.

Tha Quiet Storm

September 20th, 2010 at 11:24 AM ^

really like it, although the scoreboards need to be fit in somewhere.  Building up in the endzones would further serve to keep some of the sound in the stadium and would really make the place an even more intimidating cauldron for opponents.

Kyrie_Smith

September 20th, 2010 at 11:46 AM ^

I like it and I think your pretty close. I bet they'll go with a second tier as opposed to what you have shown. That way it will overhang the lower bowl and bring the fans slightly closer to the field.

los

September 20th, 2010 at 12:26 PM ^

Sadly, I haven't been to a game at Michigan Stadium since I graduated in 07 (largely due to Law School and studying abroad) but I hear the environment in The Big House has greatly improved with the plugged in music, mic'd band and especially the impressive sound and look upgrades provided by the recent renovations. Can anyone atest to this? Is it really different/much better?

bluebyyou

September 20th, 2010 at 1:34 PM ^

I don't know what others are thinking, but the amp'd band in my section (1) was not so good for the UMASS game.  It seemed a lot better during the CT game.  We are across from the band and can here them fine when they are in the student section.  There was a good wind for the CT game, and wind can have a big impact on sound.  So...jury is still out on that one. How do you handle the acoustic delays you get in a large stadium from two sources of sound?  

I find the new stadium beautiful, much louder and a very nice upgrade.  The brick work on the new structures is very classy and there is a sense of scale that the new stadium has that was not present in the old stadium, namely, it now has presence on the outside that used to be lacking.

Personally, I think something is needed on the two new towers - a block M or "Michigan" spelled out or the seal.

The place also needs some updated scoreboards...that is in the works as are permanent lighting, which will be installed before the outdoor hockey game this December.