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College Facility Notes: Memphis Adding City Skyline Image To Basketball Court
Published June 28, 2013
FEELING BLUE: In Ann Arbor, Kellie Woodhouse noted Michigan Stadium's $6M "paint job," which began in April, is "roughly half complete and will finish mid-August." A $2.8M, 48-foot-wide video marquee is "being installed now and will be fully functional by late July." Crews are "connecting it to a control room in Crisler Center." The marquee has "audio capabilities, stands 21 feet above the ground and is 27 feet tall" (ANNARBOR.com, 6/27).
RIGHT ON SCHEDULE: In New Orleans, Tammy Nunez noted in "just a couple of weeks," Tulane's Yulman Stadium's 125-foot-tall light poles "will be installed." The next phase of construction includes "erecting the steel shell of the stadium, with the west side set to be built in July." The press box and stadium seats "will come next." The stadium is scheduled to open in time for the '14 season (NOLA.com, 6/26).
MOUNTAIN MEN: Installation of a new FieldTurf playing surface at the Univ. of Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium "was completed Thursday." Features include "images of the Teton Mountains in both end zones, and the lettering '7220 Feet' along the sidelines, a nod to the stadium's NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision-leading elevation." The $750,000 cost of the project was "funded by private donations" (CASPER STAR-TRIBUNE, 6/28).