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Posted on Wed, Aug 26, 2009 : 6:09 p.m.

The new view from high in Michigan Stadium

By Melanie Maxwell

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The media was invited to Michigan Stadium to tour the facility and see the progress made on the recent renovations. Naturally, the new press box space caught the eye of the reporters. Photos: Melanie Maxwell |

For more on the tour of Michigan Stadium be sure to check out:

A slideshow by photographer Melanie Maxwell.

Two videos from reporter Michael Rothstein are here and here.

Staff writer Pete Bigelow likes what he sees. Read his column here.



Thu, Aug 27, 2009 : 5:11 a.m.

The stadium, sport programs, and patrons, will greatly benefit from these improvements. U of M stadium will be a significant, modern venue worthy of World Cup Championship caliber events. Kudos to Mr. Martin for his foresight, diligence, and work ethic!

Laura Bien

Wed, Aug 26, 2009 : 7:45 p.m.

Slideshow is neat; good use of online technology. Looks like the reporters had a lark going up there. But really, the view of the field is so laughably poor that I have to think that if you shell out the cash for those silly boxes it really isn't about the game anymore.

Steve Pepple

Wed, Aug 26, 2009 : 7:03 p.m.

Slideshow has been added. Enjoy!


Wed, Aug 26, 2009 : 6:46 p.m.

Bbf and Jeff - You must realize by now that the only way you'll see a real view from the top of the new addition is to purchase one a game ticket $$$.

Steve Pepple

Wed, Aug 26, 2009 : 6:45 p.m.

Our photographer is working on a Flickr gallery with more than a couple dozen photos and should have it posted shortly.


Wed, Aug 26, 2009 : 6:04 p.m.

Is this the only picture that you're going to post? Shouldn't an article titled "The new view from high in Michigan Stadium" show us the new view from high in Michigan Stadium?