Michigan Stadium Expansion, 1949 / BL003272



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Michigan Stadium Expansion, 1949
194907 (ca.)
Collection Title
Athletic Department (University of Michigan) records
Collection Creator
University of Michigan. Athletic Dept.
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Folder / Container / Volume
Facilities, Michigan Stadium
Bernard Green (UM Eng. 1891) of the Osborn Engineering Company of Cleveland, lead architect. Also known as "The Big House," excavation for the stadium began in September 1926 and construction was completed by October 1927. Previously, Michigan football games were held on Ferry Field. The stadium has undergone numerous improvements and renovations, which include an expansion project by the architectural firm Venturi, Scott-Brown and Associates in 1997; and another renovation and expansion project by the firm HNTB Architecture in 2010.
Image shows view of the south scoreboard and sign with new seating capacity of 97,000.
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Bentley Historical Library
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2016-03-09 03:51:18

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"Michigan Stadium Expansion, 1949; BL003272." In the digital collection Bentley Historical Library: Bentley Image Bank. https://quod.lib.umich.edu/b/bhl/x-bl003272/bl003272. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 21, 2024.
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