Michigan Football Stadium – Michigan Stadium
Michigan Stadium, nicknamed The Big House, is the football stadium for the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan Stadium is also known as the House that Yost built. It was built in 1927, at a cost of $950,000 and had an original capacity of 72,000. The official capacity is 109,921, making it the largest stadium in America. The largest crowd in NCAA college football history was 112,118 at Michigan Stadium on November 22, 2003 for a game against Ohio State.
Michigan Stadium’s size is not entirely apparent to outside observers, as it is constructed partially below grade, leaving only the upper 20 rows visible from the outside. As the stadium’s original capacity was 72,000, then-Athletic Director Fielding Yost installed steel footings that could allow for expansion up to 200,000 seats. Michigan Stadium has held over 100,000 fans in every home game since 1975, that’s over 200 straight games.