|Brandon to seek Regent approval for two projects|
|Written by Matt Pargoff|
Michigan athletic director David Brandon will address the university Board of Regents on Thursday, seeking approval for two construction projects to be completed over the next two years.
The first, which is scheduled to be completed by Fall 2013 if approved, will be an informational marquee adjacent the southeast entrance to Michigan Stadium. The $2.8 million project, which will be viewable to motorists on Stadium Bvld., is described as follows in the athletic department proposal:
“With the use of both visual and audio technology, this marquee will be used to welcome guests to Michigan Stadium and Crisler Center and announce upcoming events and programs for the Athletic Department. The Athletic Department will highlight student-athlete and team accomplishments and it will be used to promote other departmental initiatives. These announcements will include Athletic Department video footage, graphics, logos and images to help drive awareness of and attendance to Athletic Department events.”
The location of the proposed marquee can be seen as a large yellow circle in the diagram below.
In addition, Brandon will seek schematic design approval for the renovation of Schembechler Hall and the football museum. The project will add 7,000 square feet and renovate an additional 7,000 square feet in order to create a grand entrance and improved facilities for Michigan Football. At a cost of $9 million, the project is expected to be completed by Winter of 2014.
The Board of Regents already granted initial approval for the Schembechler Hall renovation in January and will now get its first look at the proposed design for the project.