|Source: The Detroit News|
Step aside Penn State. Your 2-year reign as the biggest stadium in college football is over.
Michigan Stadium: 109,901
Beaver Stadium (Penn State): 107,282
Neyland Stadium (Tennessee): 102,495
Ohio Stadium (tOSU): 102,329
Bryant-Denny Stadium (Alabama): 101,000
Two plus years...$226 million plus dollars...much planning and hard work have paid off in one of the most stunning college football stadium designs ever. The renovations to Michigan stadium are the standard for any school that attempts to do the same. The perfect balance of old and new. Traditional mixed with modern design.
College football has a new home, and it's right here. [UM story]
It's not too often that a powerhouse school like Michigan takes its biggest and most iconic symbol and changes it so drastically. But Michigan saw a need to expand its offerings within and around the stadium on game-days. We needed bigger and more concourses, more restrooms, more concessions, better crowd flow, more updated indoor seating and press areas, and state-of-the-art premium seating. And with that, Michigan saw an opportunity to do something that would not only blend naturally with the existing bowl, but look like it had been there since the days of Fielding H. Yost and Fritz Crisler.
And they nailed it. This is without a doubt, a beautiful blend of design and execution.
I know I'm sounding like a complete homer here, but I am so proud of the way this stadium looks and feels. I am proud to be a Michigan fan and call this is our house. This truly is...the Big House!
I can't wait for September 4th!