Saturday, October 31, 2009

Michigan Football: Michigan at Illinois

Michigan at Illinois
Michigan leads the series 66-22-2
October 31, 2009
3:30pm EDT. - 7:00pm EDT.
DirecTV Channel local ABC or 209
Local ABC or ESPN2

at Memorial Stadium

Memorial Stadium was built in 1923 as a memorial to Illinois men and women who gave their lives for their country during World War I. Their names appear on 200 columns that support the east and west sides of the stadium.

In 2008, the University of Illinois unveiled a completed Memorial Stadium renovation project that encompassed two years of work and over $116 million. The renovations to the North Endzone were completed in August of 2007 and the West structure, along with refurbishing of the East Great Hall. Among the renovation on the west side was the addition of luxury suites, indoor and outdoor club areas and a refurbishment of the concourses. An outdoor club space, the Colonnades Club, was added under the west balcony and allows for indoor game day hospitality, as well as outdoor chair back seats for contest viewing. In the west balcony, a three-level structure was built to house two floors of suites and an indoor club space, as well as a new press box for media seating and game day operations. The indoor club, which seats 200, has been named the "77 Club" to honor the retired number of Illinois gridiron legend Harold "Red" Grange.

Also added underneath the newly enclosed north bleachers, the Illinois football complex got an expansion and refurbishing of the weight room, training facilities and meeting space. The entire project was conducted keeping the stadium in a functioning capacity for the Illinois football team during the time of construction. The architectural firm HNTB of Kansas City, Mo., designed the renovation and Hunt Construction Managers handled the construction. HNTB is credited with many of the most recent athletic facility renovations, including Purdue's Ross-Ade Stadium, Ohio State's Ohio Stadium, Iowa's Kinnick Stadium and Denver's Invesco Field. Hunt has been in collaboration on many of the same facilities, as well as Detroit's Ford Field, St. Louis' new Busch Stadium, and Citizen's Bank Park in Philadelphia.

Come back later today to see the coverage map of this game and the others at that time and at 8:00pm tonight.

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