Stadium of the month - The Big House!

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Our Stadium of the month goes out to Michigan Stadium, nicknamed "The Big House", for obvious reasons. It is the American football stadium for the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is the 2nd largest stadium in the United States, the 4th largest stadium in the world. This month it held a pre-season friendly game against two of the world’s soccer giants, Manchester United and Real Madrid. The scoreboard announced during the game an attendance of 109,318 during the match between the European Giants on Saturday.   In the top 10 largest stadiums in the world, Michigan Stadium comes in at number 4. In fact out of the top 10, 5 places are held by American Colleges/Universities.
1. Rungrado May Day Stadium Pyongyang Nth Korea 150,000
2. Salt Lake Stadium Kolkata, India 120,000
3. Beaver Stadium State College, Pennsylvania, USA 107,282
4. Michigan Stadium Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 106,201
5. Estadio Azteca Mexico City, Mexico 105,000
6. Ohio Stadium Columbus, Ohio, USA 102,329
7. National Bukit Jalil Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 100,200
8. Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Austin, Texas, USA 100,119
9. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 100,018.
10. Neyland Stadium Knoxville, Tennessee, USA 100,011
    The crowd of 109,318 at Michigan Stadium broke the previous U.S. mark of 101,799, set at the Rose Bowl for the 1984 Olympic final. American venues have long played host to international soccer clubs, drawn by sizable appearance fees paid by U.S. promoters. In New year 2013/14 traditional NHL's 'The Winter Classic" was played at "the big house" as Toronto Maple Leafs took on Detroit Red Wings. The visiting Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 3–2, in a shootout. The game was televised nationally in Canada on CBC and nationally in the United States on NBC. The game set an NHL attendance record of 105,491, surpassing the previous record set during the 2008 NHL Winter Classic.

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