About Michigan Stadium
Located just 45 minutes west of Detroit in the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Michigan Stadium sits proudly on the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor campus. The second-largest stadium in the world with a capacity of more than 107,000 people, this outdoor sports venue is a freaking massive monument to human ingenuity and drive. Oh, yeah, and it hosts football games, too.
The History of Michigan Stadium
Officially opened in 1927, even back then, Michigan Stadium was one big boy. It had room for 72,000 fans right off the bat. We didn’t even think there were that many people in Ann Arbor back then, but what do we know? Every couple of decades, there would be more work done on this iconic stadium, and its capacity crept up over 100,000 starting in 1956, something that it continues to this day. The last major renovation was in 2010 when the field was rededicated after a $226 million rehab project that brought it squarely into the 21st century.
What’s So Special About Michigan Stadium Events?
Have you ever experienced what it’s like being just one in a crowd of literally more than a hundred thousand people? It’s awe-inspiring. It’s something you’ll never forget. Even if the Wolverines lose (which, let’s be honest, they probably won’t). Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Michigan Stadium located?
Also known as “The Big House," Michigan Stadium is located at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
What kind of events does Michigan Stadium host?
Michigan Stadium was used for university events like commencement for decades, though this practice has since changed since its last major renovation. It’s been the site of a few ice hockey matches, the most noticeable being a matchup between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings for the 2014 NHL Winter Classic. There have also been some major soccer games as well, as the venue’s been used for the International Champion’s Cup on more than one occasion.
Which team is playing at Michigan Stadium?
Michigan Stadium has been hosting NCAA teams for the university since it opened in 1927, with the longest tenant being the Michigan Wolverines college football team. At one time, the college’s field hockey team used the stadium as well, while today the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams for the university also make use of Michigan Stadium for their home turf.
Where can I park for free at Michigan Stadium?
There are many parking options available for Michigan Stadium event attendees. Both official and unofficial parking lots around the stadium have plenty of spaces. Prices vary, depending on the lot, and distance to the stadium.
What is the seating capacity of Michigan Stadium?
As the largest stadium in the United States, the second-largest stadium in the world, Michigan Stadium events can seat a total of 107,601 fans. But, in the past, it has hosted crowds in excess of 115,000.
Who owns Michigan Stadium?
The stadium is owned by the University of Michigan.
How do I get to Michigan Stadium using public transport?
Fans wishing to save some money on parking can rely on public transport to get them to the Michigan Stadium sporting event on time. The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, in particular, offers a shuttle service between Michigan Stadium and downtown Ann Arbor hotels, parking lots, and Michigan Union