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120,000-Seat Big House? Michigan AD Dave Brandon Hopes So

The Big House might need a new nickname if Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon follows through on a plan to increase the size of Michigan Stadium. 

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Brandon expressed a desire to increase the seating capacity of the football behemoth to 120,000, which is 10,000 more than the stadium currently holds. But Brandon's not just going to do it for the hell of it; there will have to be appropriate demand for such an undertaking. Brandon then went into a a little more detail about how he would accomplish the feat:

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"One of the things that I've said publicly I'd love to do, at some point, is close in at least one of the ends, and that's all part of the master plan for growth. The south end of the stadium would be the place that we would start, and if we were to take the bleacher system up to the top of the scoreboards, which would be even with the elevation of the East and the West towers, create a concourse that would afford fans the ability to get from one side to the other, both indoors and outdoors, both in the concourse and additional bleacher capacity.

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Michigan Stadium's current capacity stands at 109,901, making it the largest stadium in the country (Penn State's Beaver Stadium is second at 107,282). Michigan drew a record 113,090 fans during last year's football season opener against Connecticut. 

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