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Big House, Big Paint Job

Thursday, November 15, 2012

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“The Big House,” in Ann Arbor, MI, could get a big paint job—to the tune of $6 million.

Michigan Stadium
Andrew Horne / Wikimedia Commons

One of the most recognized stadiums in college sports, “The Big House” holds a crowd of 109,901.

That is if the University of Michigan Board of Regents signs off on the project at its meeting Thursday (Nov. 15).

Project Details

If approved, contractors will remove existing paint from the stadium bowl, top and underside, repair or replace corroded steel, and repaint, according to an action request memo signed by David Brandon, the university’s athletic director, and Timothy Slottow, the chief financial officer.

The steel substrates will be coated using a corrosion-resistant paint in order to protect the metal for years to come, the university officials said.

The project would be completed in summer 2014 and would be paid for with athletic department funds.

Lead-Based Paint Involved

The painting work will also include appropriate lead mitigation methods since much of the existing painted surfaces contain lead-based paint, according to the memo.

Moreover, the project is expected to provide about 15 on-site construction jobs.

The national engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. will design the coating and maintenance project, the officials said. The Regents are likely to approve the project, according to local reports.

85-Year-Old Icon

Since 1927, the iconic brick and concrete structure has been the University of Michigan Wolverines’ stage for legendary games, players and victories.

The stadium has had three major overhauls in its lifespan. Most recently, in 2010, the facility received a $226 million expansion and upgrade. Other enlargement programs were completed in 1948 and 1998, according to the university.

One of the most recognized stadiums in college sports, “The Big House” holds a crowd of 109,901.

   

Tagged categories: Maintenance coating work; Renovation; Stadiums/Sports Facilities; Steel; Structural steel

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