Michigan AD Dave Brandon discusses bigger Michigan Stadium and throwback jerseys
Yes, Michigan Stadium could get bigger. And, no, those pictures circulating the Internet are not indicative of the throwback jerseys the Wolverines will wear against Notre Dame.
Show host Sam Webb followed that discussion up with some burning questions from Michigan fans:
On the potential growth of Michigan Stadium, Brandon said “the master plan for growth” includes closing in one of the end zones -- likely starting on the south end of the stadium -- but that the season ticket waiting list would have to expand so that the demand met the potential supply of 119,000 to 120,000 seats.
“I would love to do that at some point under my watch,” he said. “That would be great fun, but we have a lot of work to do to get there, and we'll have to be sure we've got the kind of fan support we have to make it happen.”
Webb also asked Brandon if an early-1960s uniform replica that has been reported as the model for Michigan's throwback jersey for its Sept. 10 night game against Notre Dame was accurate.
“No,” Brandon said with a laugh. “That was some sort of pirated picture. I don't know where that came from, but that's not what the players will be wearing. We're going to take elements from a couple of different eras to create a jersey that we think will be exciting and our players will enjoy wearing.”