Would you be in favor of M Football playing a game @ Comerica Park?

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on September 15th, 2011 at 4:45 PM

I was just thinking about this the other day when I was watching illinois vs northwestern at Wrigley. Would you be in favor of Michigan playing a game at Comerica Park in the future? And if so, who would you want them to face?



September 15th, 2011 at 8:16 PM ^

... NIMBY is a general term used for any time a community doesn't want something built in their neighborhood.  For example, a prison, a strip club, a nuclear reactor.  Though it was first used to describe the introduction of heavy industry such as chemicals, it really has little to do with environmentalism and everything to do with expected effect on property value and safety.

James Burrill Angell

September 15th, 2011 at 4:52 PM ^

No reason!!!! Its not like the historic value that comes with Wrigley Field or Fenway. Its local so why not just play at the Big House. Obviously substantially smaller. If you're talking about playing on baseball fields (like ND playing at Yankee Stadium) its different. You're trying to reach out to your alums in other parts of the country. That would make sense if we did Yankee Stadium or whatever it is replaced Giants Stadium but not in Detroit.

Michael Scarn

September 15th, 2011 at 4:54 PM ^


1. Ryan Field/Memorial Stadium =/= The Big House.

2. Comerica =/= Wrigley.

Northwestern wants to host us at Wrigley? I'll go. But home games should never be played anywhere but the corner of Stadium and Main.


September 15th, 2011 at 4:58 PM ^

where the Mud Hens used to play. The outfield fence was wall to wall with local business ads, parking was free, and the beer was cheap. I loved that old dump.

Wolverine Devotee

September 15th, 2011 at 5:01 PM ^

I love Michigan Stadium games more than anything. Just a suggestion. I'd like to see Michigan maybe play at Yankee Stadium someday because they use to play Army and Navy there back in the 40s and 50s.


September 15th, 2011 at 5:08 PM ^

NW v Illini attendance actually went up in the Wrigley game.

The last time they played at NW, 32k people came. At Wrigley, they had 41k. That's over 25% larger attendance WHEN THEY MOVED THE GAME TO A BASEBALL FIELD.

Find me a baseball stadium that seats 150k and we'll talk.

also, it was ridiculous when they could only play in one direction


September 15th, 2011 at 5:09 PM ^

Clever attempt to vet your "progressive" Comerica Park idea, Mr. Brandon.  Posing as a mgoblog poster, it's genius!   I'm all for M football vs. Man U footie at Old Trafford though, with the visitors picking the rules.  Get that done.