Michael A. Stecker


Michigan Stadium and Crisler Center
photo edited from: Bentley Image Bank   text paraphrased from Wikipedia 1 and 2


Michigan Stadium, nicknamed "The Big House", is the football stadium for the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. It is the largest stadium in the United States and the second largest stadium in the world.  Its official capacity is 107,601, but has hosted crowds in excess of 115,000.  Every home game since November 8, 1975 has drawn a crowd in excess of 100,000.  The Stadium was built in 1927 at a cost of $950,000 and had an original capacity of 72,000. Prior to the stadium's construction football was played at Ferry Field.
Crisler Center (seen as the gray round structure above Michigan stadium in the photo above) was formerly known as Crisler Arena. It is an indoor arena located in Ann Arbor, Michigan and home for the University of Michigan's men's and women's basketball teams as well as its women's gymnastics team. Constructed in 1967, the arena seats 12,707 spectators.



Michigan Stadium crowd
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