America's Best College Football Stadiums
Courtesy of University of Michigan
Michigan Stadium: Ann Arbor, MI
The “Big House” is the largest stadium in college football and the third largest sports stadium on the entire planet. (It even hosted the largest ice hockey crowd of all time: 100,000). At its 1927 opening, the stadium featured 22 miles of bleacher seats hewn from California redwoods. The seats have changed, as have the Wolverines, who are fighting their way back into the top 10 rankings. Whatever their record from one season to the next, their rivalry games are consistently among the most hotly contested in collegiate sports.
Team Tradition: Maize and blue “winged” helmets.
Typical Chant: “Hail! Hail to Michigan.”
Biggest Rivals: Ohio State, Michigan State, and Notre Dame.
Postgame Hangout: The Arena Bar.
Stadium Capacity: Approximately 109,000; mgoblue.com.