Welcome to Our House
Michigan Stadium, affectionately known as "The Big House" by University of Michigan students, alumni, and fans across the world, is one of the largest and most iconic athletic venues. It is the largest stadium in the United States and the second largest stadium in the world. The stadium exemplifies the Wolverine enthusiasm that surrounds the iconic phrases coined by Bo Shembechler in his legendary locker room speeches, “The team, The team, The team” and "Those who stay will be champions."
Just How Big is "The Big House?"
The Big House boasts a seating capacity of 107,601, but it has hosted crowds in excess of 115,000. The Big House’s largest attendance record was 115,109, set on Sept. 7, 2013 in Michigan’s 41-30 night-game victory over Notre Dame.
Keith Jackson, the retired, legendary broadcaster for ABC Sports, is credited with popularizing the term “Big House."
Is the Stadium Used for Things Other Than Football?
The stadium isn’t just home to the U-M football team – the International Champions Cup (ICC) soccer tournament has come to town four times, including the 2014 match between Real Madrid and Manchester United that set an American attendance record with over 109,318 people!
Michigan Stadium has even broken records for ice hockey attendance. The stadium hosted the NHL's 2014 Winter Classic, where a crowd of 105,491 saw the host Detroit Red Wings fall to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a shootout.
Michigan Stadium is also home to U-M’s spring commencement, special events, and movie nights throughout the summer. There’s even yoga in the Big House each year, which is an incredible experience, and uniquely Michigan. You can even rent Michigan Stadium for your wedding!
Can I Tour the Big House?
If you want to check it out for yourself, you’re in luck! The Big House has tours available, for an insider's view of the field, the locker room the press box and more. Make sure you schedule in advance so you don’t miss out on your chance to kick a field goal. Go Blue! (Please note: tours of the stadium are currently paused due to COVID-19 concerns.)
How Do I Get to Michigan Stadium?
Michigan Stadium 1201 S. Main St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104-3722
From Detroit Metro Airport and points east: Take I-94 west to Ann Arbor-Saline Road (exit 175). Turn right and follow Ann Arbor-Saline Road as it turns into Main Street, going north for approximately 1 1/2 miles. Michigan Stadium is on the northeast corner of Main Street and Stadium Boulevard.
From Chicago and points west: Take I-94 east to Ann Arbor-Saline Road (exit 175). Turn left and follow Ann Arbor-Saline Road as it turns into Main Street, going north for approximately 1 1/2 miles. Michigan Stadium is on the northeast corner of Main Street and Stadium Boulevard.
From Toledo and points south: Take U.S. 23 north to I-94 west. Follow directions from Detroit Metro Airport.
From Flint and points north: Take U.S. 23 south to I-94 west. Follow directions from Detroit Metro Airport.
It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine!
You will never experience anything like game day inside of The Big House. Prepare to have you mind blown. Find out more about Michigan Stadium