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Posted on Mon, Jun 27, 2011 : 3:52 p.m.

Supports for new scoreboards at Michigan Stadium take shape

By Staff


Crews work on the base of a new scoreboard structure at Michigan Stadium on Monday afternoon.

Melanie Maxwell |

The support structures for new end zone scoreboards that will be 40 percent larger than the previous models at Michigan Stadium are nearly complete.

The video screens for the scoreboards will be 47 feet tall and 85 feet wide, the university said in a release earlier this year. The scoreboard installation is expected to be completed in August.


The LED video displays on the new Michigan Stadium scoreboards are being installed by TS Sports.

Melanie Maxwell |


Mack Ferguson

Tue, Jun 28, 2011 : 11:47 p.m.

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Thu, Jun 30, 2011 : 1:55 a.m.

Last year was Denards first year as a starter.For what its worth Hoke and company understand denards limitations and will adjust the offense to enhance his skillset.


Tue, Jun 28, 2011 : 5:50 p.m.

I can see it now. Theo will buy advertising time on the new scoreboard. Theo will ask RR to marry him in front of 112,000 people.


Tue, Jun 28, 2011 : 4:57 p.m.

What's with all the complaining? SOme of you really need to wake up and get with the 21st century. In order for Michigan to have the football program it has, the facilities have to be among the best in the country. Athletes today will spend more time checking out the facilities than they do the chemistry or business department. They come here to play in big stadiums in front of big crowds. And the advertising is a part of the deal. Learn to live with it. It's going to happen. It's also a way to keep our ticket prices at a reasonable price. If you've ever been to a game at OSU, Texas, Notre Dame or anywhere in the SEC you will appreciate what we pay for tickets at Michigan. When you're done complaining, you can give me your ticket. I know people who would love to go to the Big House for a game.

Lorain Steelmen

Tue, Jun 28, 2011 : 3:17 p.m.

Ron Granger. No, UM stadium remodel, is definitely NOT a copy of Buckeye stadium. Not even close. I don't have a problem withe new score boards. But I would like it, if Brandon moved the band around to the north enzone (sect 31), so we can hear the band in the south end. The mics were a flop. As it is now, the only band we hear down there, is the visiting bands........hey,maybe Dave can move the band out to the parking lot, and sell another 350 seats! At $60 per seat, that's another $21,000 per game. For a 7 game home schedule that's a cool $147,000. He can put a camera on the band out there and just show it on the new score boards.


Tue, Jun 28, 2011 : 3:03 p.m.

I propose a new tradition. Whenever any advertising is shown on the new big screens, everyone BOO as loud as you can, or better yet, enforce a no-looking at the advertisement policy while we all sing hail to the victors. Havent we already been told that the new screens will be surrounded by static advertising? Miejer, absopure (which is the worst bottled water I've ever had, by the way) and coca-cola come to mind.

Wolf's Bane

Tue, Jun 28, 2011 : 12:27 p.m.

I hear the new scoreboard will also be a blimp anchoring station allowing for easy on and off loads of passengers onto the the Goodyear Blimp.


Tue, Jun 28, 2011 : 11:34 a.m.

These new scoreboards look awesome, I am all for bigger scoreboards, just not for the advertising they will bring [GOBLUE2011]

Ron Granger

Tue, Jun 28, 2011 : 2:26 a.m.

So much for maintaining local community standards. I can recall when Michigan Stadium was an architectural marvel that amazingly managed to actually blend into the neighborhood. Now it is gaudy. First the remodel was a copy of the Buckeye Stadium. And now this? Heavy handed. Cumbersome. Ugly. Monstrosity. Those and other words come to mind. So what is the word, AA News - will that board be double sided so they can blast their polluting advertising outside?


Tue, Jun 28, 2011 : 9:24 p.m.

Have you gotten into the ales or something? It looks nothing like the armpit in Columbus.


Tue, Jun 28, 2011 : 3:34 a.m.

The bigger the better. You sound like a jelious ohio state fan.

John Roos

Tue, Jun 28, 2011 : 12:22 a.m.

Larger scoreboard smaller police force.

Long Time No See

Tue, Jun 28, 2011 : 7:36 p.m.

The U-M athletic department is reducing the size of its police force? That seems odd, mostly because they don't have a police force. Or are you confused about where the money for the scoreboards is coming from?

Terry Star21

Mon, Jun 27, 2011 : 11:18 p.m.

Supports are much bigger than I think most people expected, but hey the Michigan Football Team this fall will be much bigger than anyone could ever imagine - not in their wildest dreams ! MgoBlueForTiM !!!

Wolf's Bane

Mon, Jun 27, 2011 : 11:09 p.m.

Rumor has it it will be double sided. One side will carry the scores and the side facing the street will advertise UofM's newly created $15 dollars water bottles filled with our very own tab water.


Mon, Jun 27, 2011 : 10:30 p.m.

I remember the good old days when me and my kid brother would pick up the beer cans after the game... bring back the BEER!


Mon, Jun 27, 2011 : 9:18 p.m.

Considering how much fans pay for football tickets, it's only right that the University of Michigan give them more value for their hard earned money. If they did less it just wouldn't be right. What do you suppose could be done to increase the quality of the Big House experience even more? I'd love to read your suggestions.


Mon, Jun 27, 2011 : 8:52 p.m.

Will the &quot;bigger better&quot; scoreboards be the lead in for advertising (high definition) that will probably be the next step?


Mon, Jun 27, 2011 : 9:30 p.m.

That's what I am also wondering. Big bucks in advertising!