Michigan Announces Big Change To Football Field

first_imgMichigan football players run under the "Go Blue" banner before a home game.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines leads the team onto the field prior to the start of the game against the Miami University Redhawks at Michigan Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. the Wolverines defeated the Redhawks 34-10. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)The field at the Big House is going to have a big aesthetic change. Michigan is getting blue end zones for the first time in program history.To this point, Michigan’s end zones have been green, with yellow lettering. That appears to be changing today.The program posted video of the new blue turf being laid onto the field on Twitter this afternoon:Blue end zones are coming to Michigan Stadium for the first time in program history. ???#GoBlue 〽️? pic.twitter.com/dImv2jAskA— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) June 15, 2018Michigan has also provided a mock-up of what the field will look like with the new end zone designs.The yellow lettering remains. It pops pretty nicely when painted on the dark blue surface.The end zones are similar to many of our bowl games, including the 1998 @rosebowlgame when Michigan won the national title.The same maize letters will spell out MICHIGAN in both end zones.#GoBlue ?? pic.twitter.com/XY43GjXB3l— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) June 15, 2018The Rose Bowl Twitter account points out that it is pretty much the same design that has been used when the Wolverines have found themselves in Pasadena. This picture is from the 1998 win over Washington State.10 out of 10 field painters recommend this end zone. #RoseBowl pic.twitter.com/YiuUf8xOss— Rose Bowl Game (@rosebowlgame) June 15, 2018Personally, I like the change. Short of the full Boise State treatment, I like adding some extra color to the field.Of course, not everyone likes change. As with uniforms and basically every other aesthetic part of college football, some people are very against it.Most of the responses to Michigan’s tweet seem positive, but there is definitely a number of people against the new coloring. pic.twitter.com/U9G35sMyqN— Dave DeCray (@David_DeCray) June 15, 2018#Boss.— Eric Tatum (@mnwolverine) June 15, 2018Why— UM (@Michiganfan973) June 15, 2018Outstanding. Just like the old Rose Bowls. Nice change! ?— Jason Hall (@Jason_Hall73) June 15, 2018Ew— Don Brown (@NotDonBrown) June 15, 2018You’re months late for such an obvious April Fools joke, aren’t you?— Tony Turner (@wbtonyturner) June 15, 2018Lovin’ every minute of it!!!!— Thomas Kokay (@OKKokay761) June 15, 2018Most Michigan fans will get their first look on September 8. The Wolverines host Western Michigan in their home opener.last_img

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