Michigan Stadium is to have its capacity reduced from 109,901 to 107,601 following a number of seating adjustments made to increase accessibility. The Big House stadium at the University of Michigan remains college football’s largest venue, but the alterations bring the stadium in line with the Americans with Disabilities Act – removing seats to widen aisles and installing hand rails.
“Our facilities group has done a phenomenal job in increasing the accessibility of Michigan Stadium while minimizing the reduction in seat locations,” says the University of Michigan’s Kurt Svoboda, associate athletic director for external communications and public relations. “These shifts have taken place over several seasons; each adjustment causes a ripple effect in seating due to the large number of season ticket holders at U-M. We are incredibly thankful to the response of fans who have been affected by changes in seat locations.”
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August 14, 2015