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Michigan Stadium the biggest house again

7/14/2010

When Michigan Stadium re-opens Sept. 4, it will once again hold the title of nation's largest stadium for football.

The school announced today that Michigan Stadium's official capacity will increase to 109,901. Michigan Stadium in 2008 decreased its capacity to 106,201, to improve wheelchair access, and slipped behind Penn State's Beaver Stadium (107,282) as the nation's largest for football.

Michigan Stadium had a capacity of 107,501 from the late 1990s until 2008.

Most of the renovations will be complete for Michigan's season opener against Connecticut.

Michigan announced Tuesday that it will keep FieldTurf as its playing surface at the Big House.