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June 16, 1989 - Image 11

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SPORTS

0 The Michigan Daily

Page 11

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Construction is just beginning on a new sports complex for the Michigan football team. The facility is-
yet unamed but for the sum of six million dollars it could be named after you.
New football facility in the works
BY MIKE HEAD "Everybody's getting excited to house more people," Murray said.
"The Center of Champions." see it open," Murray said. "It was "We will be able to eat dinner there
Construction on the $12 million weird to see the old building torn and there are more study areas. We
football training complex began down, but we're all anxious to see won't have to run back to South
recently with a completion date set what the new on will be like." Quad to eat and change before and
for sometime in mid-1990. The "Center of Champions" ex- after practice."
This facility will have under its emplifies Michigan's desire to pro- With a year before the opening of
roof every aspect of the football vide the finest facilities to enhance the new facility, the Wolverines will
program. There will be two locker one of the finer programs in the have to tolerate Crisler Arena. But
rooms, a vast weight room, a country. next year, their sacrifice will be
medical training and treatment "It will be bigger than the rewarded with a building made for
center, a cafeteria, various admini- previous one which means it can champions.
strative offices and meeting rooms,
and a museum commemorating over
100 years of Michigan excellence.
Meanwhile,. the football team's 0TTENTION: '
previous sports services building has M -Care HM O
become merely a hole in the ground, HhO
razed to create space for the new
complex.
Lacking a permanent a football We are yourj
training facility, members of the , neighborhood pharmacy!
football team now find themselves .
working out in Crisler Arena. '1 ner
"They converted the visitors' .*.*
locker room into the varsity locker : :.'::
room," Vada Murray, a junior defen-
sive back, said. "They moved all the The Michigan Daily
weights over there and we also dress - o
there now."
Apparently, the football program YOU
was well prepared for any inconven- to be a part of
ience which might' arise from the US!
lack of a permanent "football only"
building. Apply now for fall posi-
"The whole set-up [in Crisler] is tons in the Display
pretty well organized," Murray said. .t~ si h ipa
"There really is no confusion among Advertising department.
the players. They [the athletic Positions available for Account Executives
department] really planned ahead."
In fact, some of the current and Assistant Account Executives.
Wolverines were informed of the im-
pending construction of the facility Pick up an application today at the Student
while being recruited in high school. Publications Bldg. 420 Maynard
How do these players feel now Deadline, June 14th
that construction has started?

Possible alcohol ban
for football games
BY PETER ZELLEN
Officials of the University are working on a plan which would
regulate beverage containers brought into Michigan Stadium.
"This is directed at the alcohol problem at the University, not that we
have a big one," said Assistant Director of Athletics Will Perry. "The
idea's been presented and the board will work on drawing up that policy
regarding alcohol and containers."
There currently exists a Big Ten conference policy for alcohol bans
only for conference games. For example, no alcohol was allowed in the
stadium during last season's game versus Michigan State, a Big Ten foe.
However, there was alcohol allowed when the Wolverines played a
non-conference game against Miami.
"If it (the policy) comes about," said Director of Sports Information
Bruce Madej, "we'd be the last ones in the Big Ten to enact it. In fact,
we'd be the last ones in the state of Michigan."
Presently, Michigan is the only Big Ten school that does not have a
ban on bringing alcohol into its football stadium for all games. As for the
state, all four of the professional sports teams, the Red Wings, Pistons,
Lions, and Tigers, have the same ban on bringing alcohol into games.
Since the policy would affect all containers brought into the stadium,
there has been a great amount of concern from those who do not bring in
alcoholic beverages.
"We've been getting calls for a while from people asking 'will I be
able to bring my raincoat and sandwiches into the games,"' Perry said.
"Obviously that won't be the case, there will have to be some common
sense involved in this plan."
The board will be working on the policy all summer and, if accepted,
it would most likely be implemented in the fall term.
"It's being looked at at the infant stages. We tried to tighten the rule
a little last year and we're not content," Madej said. "We want to make
sure that the fans that come to watch football can watch football."
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