Michigan Stadium decreases capacity by 2,000

The Big House is still gigantic, but it will be just slightly smaller for Jim Harbaugh’s inaugural run as the Michigan Wolverines head coach.

On Friday morning, the University of Michigan announecd that the capacity at Michigan Stadium has been decreased by 2,000 after “several seating adjustments.” According to the university, the seating adjustments were made to ” its accessibility and configuration adjustments for major non-football events.”

The new official capacity of 107,601.

“Our facilities group has done a phenomenal job in increasing the accessibility of Michigan Stadium while minimizing the reduction in seat locations,” said 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.”

With the new seating arrangements and capacity, the tickets for Michigan home games will now be at a premium.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to Michigan Athletics