28. June 2013 · Comments Off on The Original Big House (80 A.D.) · Categories: 2013 · Tags: , ,

I was recently on assignment in Rome and got my first firsthand glimpse of the Original Big House (OBH), the Colosseum.  I’ll spare you the entire family album but here are a few shots of the OBH.   I found a few similarities in the 2,000 year old structure with, ironically, the recent renovations to Michigan Stadium:

Inside Roman Colosseum concourse

Michigan Stadium Concourse

Facade:

Roman Colosseum facade

Michigan Stadium West facade

Roman Colosseum arches

And I thought this was cool.  You might know that visitors to the OBH held a ticket that gave them a specific section and seat assignment inside the Colosseum.  A few of the section numbers are still visible around the perimeter:Roman Colosseum Section Numbers XLV

 

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