This was published on the Monday after Michigan Stadium was officially dedicated on November 22, 1927. On that day over the 84,000 fans who packed the Big House watched Bennie Oosterbaan and the boys shutout the Buckeyes 21-0.
While I’ve never heard anything but glowing reviews of Yost’s shiny new structure, at least one writer from Columbus was unimpressed.
For starters, compared to the ‘shoe, the new stadium lacked size and beauty: For what it’s worth, Ohio Stadium was dedicated in 1922 & coincidentally Michigan was the opponent on that special day, a 19-0 victory for the Wolverines.
The Lantern was also concerned that the playing field was a little tight on the perimeter:
Here’s a look at an early shot from the end zone:
Final criticism, it was bear to get in and out:
So did they like anything? Yes. The view was lovely, even from row 100:
A huge tip of the hat to Larry, my favorite Buckeye, for forwarding this over.
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