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10E - The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition - Fall 2004

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FROM ITS ORIGINAL CAPACITY OF 72,000,
MICHIGAN STADIUM HAS GROWN TO HOLD AN
ASTOUNDING 107,50I FOOTBALL FANS, MAKING
IT THE LARGEST STADIUM IN THE NATION.
THROUGHOUT ITS 77-YEAR HISTORY, MICHIGAN
STADIUM HAS SEEN OVER 35 MILLION FANS PASS
THROUGH ITS GATES.
THE STATS
ALIAS: THE BIG HOUSE
CAPACITY: 107,501
CONSTRUCTED: 1927
FIRST GAME: OCT. I, 1927;
MICHIGAN 33, OHIO WESLEYAN O
FUN FACT: DURING CONSTRUCTION, A CRANE WAS
ENGULFED BY THE QUICKSAND-LIKE SURFACE ON
WHICH THE STADIUM WAS BUILT. THE CRANE
REMAINS BENEATH THE FIELD TO THIS DAY.
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AS THE HOME OF MICHIGAN BASKETBALL AND THE
MAIZE RAGE, ONE OF THE MOST DEDICATED
GROUPS OF COLLEGE SPORT: FANS IN THE COUN-
TRY, CRISLER ARENA HAS HOUSED MORE THAN
TWO MILLION FANS IN THE LAST 37 YEARS. THE
ARENA HAS ALSO HOSTED GYMNASTICS AND
WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS AND CONCERTS.
THE STATS
ALIAS: THE HOUSE THAT CAZZIE BUILT
CAPACITY: 13,751
CONSTRUCTED: 1967
FIRST GAME: DEC. 2, 1967;
KENTUCKY 96, MICHIGAN 79
FUN FACT: THE ROOF CONSISTS OF TWO PLATES
WEIGHING i6o TONS EACH. THEIR CONSTRUCTION
ALLOWS THEM TO EXPAND AND CONTRACT WITH
CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS.
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NAMED AFTER LEGENDARY FOOTBALL COACH AND
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR FIELDING YOST, YOST ICE
ARENA WAS ORIGINALLY A FIELD HOUSE THAT
HOSTED MICHIGANS TRACK AND BASKETBALL
TEAMS. FROM 1973 TO THE PRESENT, IT HAS BEEN
USED BY THE HOCKEY TEAM AND FEATURES ONE
OF THE MOST RAUCOUS CROWDS AROUND.
THE STATS
ALAS: FIELDING H. YOST FIELD HOUSE
CAPACITY: 6,637
CONSTRUCTED: 1923
FIRST GAME (HOCKEY): NOv. 2, 1973;

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