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LSU Gets State Approval Of $75M In Borrowing For Tiger Stadium Expansion Project
Published July 20, 2012
SIGN OF IMPROVEMENT: In Detroit, David Jesse reports the makeover of the Univ. of Michigan’s athletic campus "will continue with the addition of a large marquee near Michigan Stadium and the renovation of Schembechler Hall after the Board of Regents approved the projects" on Thursday. The marquee will cost $2.8M and be "located on Stadium Boulevard in between the Big House and Crisler Center." Construction is "expected to be completed" in the fall of '13. It will be "large -- 27 feet high and 48 feet long, with the bottom of the marquee standing 21 feet above grade." UM AD Dave Brandon said that the board will be "used to publicize upcoming events and to pump up fans on game day." It has "audio capabilities and will be similar in construction to the new videoboards inside the stadium." The other project on the athletic campus is the $9M "renovation of Schembechler Hall." The addition "will add 7,000 square feet onto the building" (FREEP.com, 7/19).