Michigan Stadium is the largest stadium in the United States. Located in Ann Arbor, MI, the University of Michigan’s football stadium can hold 109,318 Wolverine fans. Nicknamed “The Big House,” this stadium is also the third largest stadium in the world, after Rungrado May Day Stadium in North Korea and Salt Lake Stadium in India.
Michigan Stadium was built in 1927 at a cost of $950,000 (equivalent to $13.1 million in 2016) and had an original capacity of 72,000.
Michigan Stadium is used for the University of Michigan's main graduation ceremonies; Lyndon Johnson outlined his Great Society program at the 1964 commencement ceremonies in the stadium. It has also hosted hockey games including the 2014 NHL Winter Classic, a regular season NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings with an official attendance of 105,491, a record for a hockey game. Additionally, a 2014 International Champions Cup soccer match between Real Madrid and Manchester United had an attendance of 109,318, a record crowd for a soccer match in the United States.