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New, Fun Michigan Stadium (Engineering) Records
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Not since Fielding H. Yost coached his point-a-minute teams at Michigan and then developed the plan for building Michigan Stadium has the University of Michigan Athletic Department seen such engineering prowess as it has witnessed in the last nine months on the corner of Stadium and Main.

The $226 million Michigan Stadium renovation and expansion project started the week after the last home football game in 2007. The stadium is now getting ready to be put back in order for fans to watch the 2008 edition of Wolverine football.

And while the final piece of the renovation will not be completed until 2010, the engineering numbers Barton-Malow has racked up are quite impressive.

For instance, if you created a pile of all the excavated dirt and backfill around the concourse at Michigan Stadium, you would have an 18-foot-high mound of dirt above the entire football field.

The construction crews have built and/or put down:

A) 2 family restroom
B) 6 football fields worth of elevated slabs for the upper concourses
C) 52 football fields worth of underground utilities (Storm, sanitary, water and gas)
D) 151 caissons
E) 17,000 square feet of new space in the north buildings
F) More than 108,333 yards of broadcast cable
G) 7,300 tons of steel fabricated and erected (in six months) for both sidelines structures


And they have done all this in 240,000 person hours with no lost-time injuries.


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