Michigan Stadium, USA

Michigan Stadium, located at Ann Arbor, Michigan, is an American Football stadium that belongs to University of Michigan. The stadium, more popularly known by its nickname "The Big House", is the second largest stadium in the world and the largest in the United States.

It was built in 1927 with a initial capacity of 72,000. Future modifications have increased its capacity to its current officially capacity of 107,601. But the stadium footings have been installed in such a way that it can easily allow for expansions to accommodate up to 200,000.

The stadium is primarily used for playing college football games. University of Michigan Wolverines host all their home games in this stadium. Michigan's home games at The Big House have recorded an attendance of over 100,000 for every single home game for the last several decades. There are several occasions where the attendance has far exceeded the official capacity. The highest attendance at the stadium was recorded at 115,109, on September 7th, 2013, for a Michigan's game against Notre Dame.

It has also been occasionally used for playing Ice Hockey and Soccer matches. Two hockey matches, "The Big Chill at the Big House" between Michigan and Michigan State, and NHL's Winter Classic match between Detroit and Toronto had an attendance in excess of 100,000.

The International Champions Cup match held on August 2, 2014, between United and Real Madrid had an attendance of 109,318 which is till date the largest crowd for a soccer game in the United States.

This stadium is high on the list of the top 10 World's Largest Sporting Stadiums. This stadium capacity returned to above Beaver Stadium in 2010 after renovations had temporarily reduced it's capacity.


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