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Michigan Has Decreased Its Capacity At The Big House By Over 2,000 Seats

Michigan Stadium will still be the largest college football venue in the country in 2015, but it won't quite be as packed as it was in years past. The school has announced Friday that The Big House has decreased its total number of seats by over 2,000 ahead of the season. The new official capacity will be 107,601, down from 109,901. Why? The stadium's "accessibility and configuration adjustments for major non-football events" led to the decrease. Here's more, via Michigan Athletics:

The most noticeable changes to Stadium seating relate to ADA accessibility, as seats had to be eliminated in order to widen aisles and install hand railings around the entire bowl with the exception of the student seating section.

...Other less permanent seating adjustments over the past two years related to the Stadium's major non-football events such as the NHL Winter Classic and the International Champions Cup in 2014.

Penn State's Beaver Stadium is the second-largest stadium in the country, seating 106,572. Ohio State, Michigan's main rival, has the third-biggest stadium in college football.