In reply to I think they're going for by UMxWolverines. I also can't stand the upper deck, as it goes straight up, putting you higher than any row at The Big House. Michigan Stadium holds the NCAA single-season average home attendance record, set in 2012 at 112,252 fans per game. What hurts "The Big House" is the architecture of the stadium, which seemingly lets all of the noise out of the top. For our list, we looked at a number of factors, including the passion of the fans that fill the stadium, atmosphere on game day, the history of the stadium and how a team has performed at home over the years.  The official attendance figure was the largest for a soccer game in the United States to date, overtaking the previous record set by the 1984 Olympics Gold Medal match, when 101,799 saw France defeat Brazil 2-0 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Buckeyes hate us but have little to show for it (exception being football). And this crowd knows how to tailgate. Sara Krulwich, now a photojournalist for The New York Times, was the first woman on the field.  Since then, all official Michigan Stadium capacity figures have ended in "-01", although the extra seat's location is not specified.. When i say that, I mean as far as respecting their team is concerned. Even though I told myself I wouldn't read the comments... First thing your comment brings to mind about the RCBM thread... Possible New Stat to Track Offensive Success, The Patriots miss Tom Brady more every Sunday, OT: Article about niche sports retracted by The Atlantic due to false reporting. I figured RCMB would have something about our renovation tour today, and I was right. Mike Hart summed up my feelings with the "little brother" comment.  The project was completed before the 2010 season. Although you could tell from casual conversation that the average MSU student wasn't as intelligent as the average Michigan student. Whether it's due to a lack of a consistently good product on the field over the last decade or so or just no interest, there is just no atmosphere for the Boilermakers. I think they're going for that dirty concrete parking garage look. I did and I honestly feel dumberer for doing so. If you want to up the ante, make sure it's the "White Out" game, because those are a treat... unless you're an away team, who rarely get out of Happy Valley all that happy. With a new regime taking over, this could turn into one of the premier college football sites once again. Did you miss Michigan-OSU to watch that game? Michigan Stadium, nicknamed "The Big House", is the football stadium for the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Design by Human Element, Hail to the Victors 2020: Digital Edition. The Hoosiers know how to support a team -- just look at their basketball program -- but until IU starts winning on the gridiron more regularly, it's going to be all about the party in the parking lot at this Memorial Stadium. In 1930, electronic scoreboards were installed, making the stadium the first in the United States to use them to keep the official game time. It is the largest stadium in the United States and Western Hemisphere, the third largest stadium in the world, and the 34th largest sports venue. I figured RCMB would have something about our renovation tour today, and I was right. They just really think they should be looked at equally to Michigan fans. Because of the passion for football in these states, it stands to reason then that the conference would have the nation's three largest stadiums. Ohio State's team is easier to respect since they are for the most part players we were going for. The tailgating was good though and I was tolerated even in my UM gear. It was a bad day for Sparty as they were completely thrashed by OSU. Really which school's fans you have to deal with the most. In reply to sparty stadium feels like a prison.  Since November 8, 1975, the stadium has held over 100,000 fans for every home game—the game against Indiana University on October 25, 1975 was the last sub-100,000 attendance home game for Michigan. By the mid-1980s, Michigan Stadium became known by the nickname "The Big House". If you want a small-time feel with a Big Ten game, Ryan Field is for you as it is the smallest venue in the conference. I just started laughing when I saw their thread started with a link to Freep! Am I the only one who hates Spartans much more than Buckeyes? Spartans i can live with, the delirious fans settling with the 'as long as we beat Michigan our season is saved mentality', are another story. I will enjoy kicking their butts this year! Spartans hate us but have little to show for it (exception being hoops). A disabled-veterans group filed a federal lawsuit against the university on April 17, 2007, alleging that the design of the project did not meet federal standards for wheelchair-accessible seating. , In 1956, the addition of a press box raised the stadium's official capacity to 101,001. Edit: the MSU board comments are what I am talking about, In reply to Even though I told myself I wouldn't read the comments... by brose. I have a feeling we will be back to old times soon.  On September 3, 2011, Michigan and Western Michigan mutually agreed to end their game with 1:27 left in the third quarter because of an ongoing lightning delay. The Wolverines defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 35–31. Who the f*** puts in all those ramps to the top...like seriously...must have an IQ of 4. Until last year, there was a mini football field for the kids to go play in one end zone, but now that areas is being converted into more seats. Oh, and it doesn't hurt that the Buckeyes have been one of the most consistent teams in college football over the last 20 or so years. or "Soap mixed in with water sometimes forms a layer of what is referred to as "scum," so thank you, I do think we are pretty squeaky clean over here.".