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Michigan Stadium Guide
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Michigan Stadium: Home of the Michigan WolverinesMichigan Stadium: Home of the Michigan Wolverines

Nicknamed the Big House, Michigan Stadium is home to the winningest D-I college football program in the nation. The Wolverines have called this their home since 1927.

It is often perceived that Michigan is a sophisticated crowd, often criticized for not being overly loud.  However, it is currently under going a series of new additions, all of which will place Michigan as the largest football stadium in the country once again by 2010. Backed by some of the richest college football tradition in the game, perhaps upon the completion of the new addition the Michigan Wolverines, will usher in a new era of college football to Ann Arbor. Hail! Hail! to Michigan.

  • Built in 1927 with an original capacity of 72,000
  • Modeled after the Yale Bowl
  • Holds the largest crowd in NCAA college football history (112,118)
  • Currently the second largest stadium in the country (Penn State)
  • 1,300 seats were removed to provide better seating for disable fans
  • Currently undergoing a $225 Mmllion renovation (to be finished by 2010)
  • Renovation to include wider seats, new concourses, 80+ suites and new press box
  • New seating capacity will hit 108,000 plus
  • Legendary coach/athletic director Fielding Yost envisioned a 150,000 seat stadium
  • Will host a hockey game in 2010 (expected to break attenance records)
  • Currently, the playing surface is Field Turf
  • One seat is always reserved for the legendary coach Fielding Yost (location is not known)
  • Hosts rival Ohio State every third Saturday in November every other yearUser Info: Much of the stadium is located below street level; students stand the entire game and come up with crazy wave formations. Fans are advised to get to the game early. Walkways are narrow and steep. The stadium food gets poor reviews.

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