I have learned over the years that it is a lot easier to park on campus and walk over to the stadium. We walked down State Street toward the stadium.
There was a lot of evidence of homecoming celebration.
Since it was raining, most people waited to enter the stadium until just before kick off.
We had terrific seats on the 35 yard line, thanks to my friend, Steve, who was able to secure the tickets.
Through Fielding Yost's dogged perseverance, the Regents approved the new stadium on April 22, 1926. Although Yost originally wanted to build the new stadium where the Michigan Golf Course is now located, that plan was denied. Instead, this new structure was to be built on land the University had purchased in 1925, land that at one time had been home to a barn, a strawberry patch and an underground spring that had served the University's water needs in the early years. The water posed a problem to the construction, as the land had to be lowered to take care of a large underground lake. The underground lake also led to a surface which nearly resembled quicksand. It was this moist ground that during construction, engulfed a crane which, according to legend, remains under the stadium today. The high water table also led to nearly three-quarters of the stadium being built below ground level.
Let the game begin...
Because it was homecoming, there were many people honored during the game. Below is a picture of Olympic athletes, coaches and trainers from the University of Michigan.
The Michigan band put on a great half time show.
UofM did well winning the game 45-0.
The 37 year old streak with more than 100,000 people in attendance continued....
It rained during most of the game, although we were dressed for the weather. We did leave with around six minutes in the game to head back to our car. Then we had a great dinner with Steve and our group of 14 at the Gandy Dancer restaurant. Pictured below is Diana in front of the rotating cube.