Heroic or Futile
The announced renovation of the Big House with the addition of luxury box is not without opponents. An entry into "Change of Subject" by Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn summarized a Michigan Board of Regents member that opposes the expansion. In addition a save website SaveTheBigHouise.com has been put up to stop this proposal. The arguments are basically:
1. The boxes will not pay for themselves
2. Michigan football games were meant to be watched from the stands
3. The boxes would detract from the look of the Big House
4. UM could use the money elsewhere.
While ths case made on the payback on the luxury boxes is compelling there could be funds coming from donations to fund the boxes. Time will tell if this is a case of killing the American SST (an American supersonic passenger jet) or AT&T that thought that this internetworking of computers was never going to amount to much.