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BB2W 05-20-2006 06:18 PM

Big House getting bigger
 
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor will get luxury boxes and more seats as part of an estimated $226 million renovation to the American sports icon, under a plan given initial approval Friday.

The University of Michigan Board of Regents voted 5-3 in favor of the plan, which would increase the stadium's capacity to 108,251. The final design and construction contracts still require board approval.

The target for completion of work on the home of the Wolverines is 2010. About 83 suites and 3,200 club seats will be added, the university said, while widening seats and aisles will cut seats in some parts.

Details of the plan first were reported Friday by The Ann Arbor News, which obtained details through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Michigan Stadium was built in 1927 at a cost of $950,000. Expanded several times over the years, it is one of the largest football stadiums in the country with a seating capacity of 107,501.

The athletics department proposed that Michigan build private suites like those that many colleges have added in recent years. But the plan had drawn some opposition from Michigan football fans.


link: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200....ap/index.html

Suitanim 05-20-2006 08:50 PM

Re: Big House getting bigger
 
The Buckeyes will match, I'm sure, and expand their stadium.

I don't have a link, but the Buckeyes generate more revenue from football than any other college in the Country...and they just gave Tressel a big raise, so they are gonna need the money!

Lyn 05-20-2006 09:04 PM

Re: Big House getting bigger
 
Down with University of Michigan!~!~!~!~!! That little school down the street from Michigan State University.

Ohio Steeler 05-20-2006 09:07 PM

Re: Big House getting bigger
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Suitanim
The Buckeyes will match, I'm sure, and expand their stadium.

I don't have a link, but the Buckeyes generate more revenue from football than any other college in the Country...and they just gave Tressel a big raise, so they are gonna need the money!


OSU just did a big over haul of the show about 3 years ago, I really dont see then doing anything to it now for some time

Suitanim 05-20-2006 10:05 PM

Re: Big House getting bigger
 
They won't let Michigan have the bigger stadium.

Lyn 05-20-2006 10:25 PM

Re: Big House getting bigger
 
Go OSU oh I love that U ofM/OSU game and I am an OSU fan all year except for the day they play MSU

SteelCityMan786 05-21-2006 05:01 PM

Re: Big House getting bigger
 
Watch Penn State will Expand Beaver Stadium again. Trying to keep pace with The Wolverines.


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