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Michigan Stadium, USA, "The Big House"

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

The stadium was built in 1927 with an initial capacity of 72,000. Future modifications have increased its capacity to its current official 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.

Michigan Stadium in 1927 Michigan Stadium in 1927

The stadium is primarily used for playing college football games. The 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.

Major Events Held at Michigan Stadium

Here are just some of the major events that have been held at Michigan Stadium:

Michigan Stadium Trivia

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