Sunday, May 21, 2006

Size Does Matter at Michigan

That hotly debated $226 million plan to bring the greatest changes to Michigan Stadium since the joint was constructed in 1927 passed last week by a 5-3 vote by regents. President Mary Sue Coleman, right, and athletic director Bill Martin won the battle to modernize the facility, including the addition of 83 luxury suites and seating that will bring capacity to a projected 108,251. The site Save The Big House helped lead the fight against luxury boxes, which it said would divide the haves from the have-nots. "The very idea of private luxury boxes in Michigan Stadium runs contrary to the egalitarian ideals to which the U-M is dedicated," the site said. But one writer in Ann Arbor says wisdom prevailed and that the Big House, which is about to get bigger, isn't a museum.

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