Michigan Stadium's capacity has fluctuated a bit over the last few years due to a massive renovation. It went from being 107,501 to 106,201 in 2008, and last year it jumped up to a whopping 109,901 with the renovation finished. With Michigan planning on continuing to widen seats and aisles throughout the bowl this offseason, it is expected that the capacity will decrease a bit.â†µ
To offset this expected drop in capacity, Michigan may be looking at once again expanding Michigan Stadium. Almost a year ago exactly, Dave Brandon said that some of the "scenarios" for new scoreboards would give Michigan the ability to add more seats. He stressed, "We don’t have to, but we could." Based on what Ohio linebacker recruit Joe Bolden told The Detroit News last week, it looks like Michigan is planning on going through with more expansion.
"They are definitely up there on the list," Bolden said of the Wolverines. "The facilities are impressive. Both indoor fields are as long as the outdoor grass and outdoor turf fields. Then you just walk into the Big House and look from side to side — 115,000 people are screaming for you on a Saturday. There is probably no feeling like it. They told me that they were going to add about 6,000 seats. That's definitely an impressive thing."â†µ
Considering more plans for expansion haven't been presented to the University of Michigan's Board of Regents, you can probably assume this project is still in the planning stages. Even so, if recruits are being told that future expansion is coming, chances are it will happen at some point down the road.â†µ