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|Michigan has used fireworks on just a couple of occasions in recent years, but its regents said no more.|
"It is not prudent to have close-proximity fireworks at a crowded bowl-style stadium where, if something went wrong, panic could ensue with limited opportunity for a flight to safety," regent Laurence Deitch said at Thursday's meeting. "And I reached that conclusion before I knew this was going to happen mid-game, with a couple thousand people on the field itself."
“We are not Comerica Park, Disney World or a circus ..." regent Mark Bernstein said. "I love Michigan football for what it is ... and for what it is not. It remains and should be an experience, a place that resists the excesses of our culture; intentionally simple. The fireworks should be on the field, not above it."