When Michigan Stadium opened in 1927 it seated 72,000, but the school's athletic department envisioned the day when 150,000 seats would be needed. The stadium hasn't quite reached that mark, but it now seats 107,501. It has earned national renown for its sheer size and a nickname (The Big House) that pays homage to its mass.
Text: Mallory Rubin
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