Michigan's football stadium The Michigan Football Stadium has the most seating capacity of any American football stadium. It is also called "The Big House" and it is located on campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The current stadium was built in 2009 and it has a total capacity of 102,093 people. It is estimated that around 100,000 people come out to see Michigan play each year.
The original Michigan Stadium which opened in 1948 had a maximum capacity of 75,000 people and it was the largest indoor sports facility in the world at the time. It was demolished after the 1992 season when its replacement was completed. The new stadium has a capacity of 102,093 people and it is considered one of the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world. It takes about $100 million to $150 million to build a stadium with this size capacity and today's market forces don't allow for this kind of investment unless the team has cash to spend.
Stadiums like these are used for college football games but they can also be used for other events such as concerts or exhibitions. There have been proposals to use this type of stadium for baseball games or even NBA games but none of these projects has ever gotten off the ground.
MetLife Stadium, with a capacity of 82,500, is the largest NFL stadium, whereas Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, with a capacity of 107,601, is the largest American football stadium. The University of Michigan owns and operates both stadiums.
MetLife Stadium was built at a cost of $750 million and opened its doors in 2012. It is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey, near New York City. The domed stadium is home to the New York Giants and New York Jets.
Its unique design features an interior columnar truss that provides support for the roof, which consists of an acrylic glass panel attached to the inside of the shell.
The stadium is designed to be modular, so if one section is not in use, it can be taken down or collapsed into a storage facility. This allows the team to play out of town during major snowstorms or other weather conditions that might keep people away from their home field.
MetLife Stadium is also equipped with the world's first full-service sports bar, called The Domer. It features more than 60,000 square feet of space with 140 beers on tap and more than 10,000 bottles of beer. Hooters also plans to open a restaurant next door to MetLife Stadium once it gets approval from the league.
University of Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, holds 105,739 seats and is the largest football stadium in the United States. The original stadium was built in 1922 and has been expanded several times since then. It is owned by the university but used for high school sports and other events such as music festivals and movies.
Its official name is "Michigan Stadium" but it is commonly known as "The Big House".
It is located on campus near where Army and Navy play their football games. The stadium is a popular venue for music concerts, with many famous artists having played there over the years. Its record attendance of 106,006 people occurred when Ohio State University played Michigan State University on November 15, 2010.
It took more than 10 years to build University of Michigan Stadium, at that time it was the largest wooden building in the world. The original stadium lasted less than 10 years before being replaced by a steel-and-concrete structure that remains today. The new stadium was also called "Big House" and had an initial capacity of 100,000 people.
With a capacity of 90,000, London's Wembley Stadium is the largest football stadium in the United Kingdom and the second largest in Europe. That makes it somewhat smaller than the largest football stadium in the United States, the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California, which seats 90,888 people. The record for the world's largest stadium is held by the Stade de France in Paris, which has a capacity of 93,942 people when including fans. It is also known as the Stade de Lyon after its former name.
Wembley Stadium was built for the 1960 Olympic Games but was not used for that purpose. The opening match was instead played between London FC and Millwall FC with the latter winning 1-0. From then on until 1988, the stadium was used exclusively for football matches. Since 1989, Wembley Stadium has also been used for international games and British sports events such as the FA Cup and Football League Championship.
The stadium has been renovated several times since it was built. In 2007, a new pitch was laid at the base of the stands to improve player safety and increase ball speed. In addition, new LED lighting was installed around the stadium.
Wembley Stadium is owned by a company called Wembley Stadium Ltd., which also owns and operates three other stadiums in England and one in Wales.