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Posted on Sat, Aug 31, 2013 : 9:15 p.m.

1 arrested, 9 hospitalized, 14 ejected from Michigan Stadium during U-M's victory over CMU

By Kyle Feldscher

Of the more than 112,000 people who showed up at Michigan Stadium Saturday, to see the Wolverines take on Central Michigan in the University of Michigan football home opener, only one was arrested, U-M police said.

Police ejected 14 people from the stadium. Paramedics treated 114 people for medical issues, and nine people required hospitalization.

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In a summary sent Saturday evening, police officials reported one person in the crowd was arrested for being a minor in possession of alcohol, and three people received citations —two for having alcohol in the stadium and one for possession of fake identification. Eleven other people were removed from Michigan Stadium.

Four of those ejections were for alcohol in the stadium, three were for minors in possession of alcohol, three were for disorderly conduct and one was for possession of a false identification, officials said.

Police officials said 112,618 were in attendance at The Big House Saturday afternoon as the Wolverines soundly defeated the Chippewas from Central Michigan University, 59-9.

Medical personnel treated 114 people and nine of those treated were taken to the hospital by ambulance.

During the home opener against Air Force in 2012, U-M police arrested two people, ejected 15 people, and medical personnel treated 66 people, nine of whom needed transport to the hospital.

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Sun, Sep 1, 2013 : 11:34 p.m.

"...nine of whom needed transport to the hospital". That does not mean they necessarily needed to be hospitalized.

Resident A2

Mon, Sep 2, 2013 : 2:25 p.m.

Jimmy, the heading of the article stated "9 Hospitalized".

Craig Lounsbury

Sun, Sep 1, 2013 : 2:27 p.m.

I wonder what the FDA would do if 9 people were hospitalized for every 112,000 boxes of Cheerios consumed?

John of Saline

Sun, Sep 1, 2013 : 11:22 p.m.

How many Big 10 championships do Cheerios have?


Sun, Sep 1, 2013 : 1:08 p.m.

So the chances of buying a ticket to see the game but ending up with an ambulance ride instead are 12,513 to 1, while the chances of being arrested or ejected are a tiny bit better. What are the respective odds of these things happening if you buy a ticket to a Spartans game or a Buckeyes game? Just curious.


Sun, Sep 1, 2013 : 11:10 a.m.

Why was one minor in possession arrested and 3 just kicked out of the stadium? What was the reason for the hospitalized ones? Heat related possibly


Mon, Sep 2, 2013 : 3:56 a.m.

It's the old timers, actually. I sat next to an old lady with an oxygen tank. I dunno what it is about Michigan football, but the average age of fans near mid field must be over 60. You know how they like to fall down and need help and stuff.


Sun, Sep 1, 2013 : 9:57 a.m.

These problems are going to continue until someone says no more games with CMU at the Big House. You can't take those Chips anywhere.


Sun, Sep 1, 2013 : 4:25 a.m.

MSU's offense, or lack of, should be the one arrested for driving (lack of driving the ball) under the influence.

Honest Abe

Sun, Sep 1, 2013 : 1:49 a.m.

Out of 112,000 Plus people, not one single DUI?? Seems we never hear about those after Football games in Ann Arbor. Let me guess, everyone was completely sober leaving the game and those who tailgated at Pioneer and the Golf courses?


Sun, Sep 1, 2013 : 2:15 a.m.

I'm sure the stats are only referring to the medical and police activity within the stadium. Hopefully nobody is driving (let alone drunk) inside the stadium.


Sun, Sep 1, 2013 : 2:13 a.m.

close some more streets... they can walk/sleep it off


Sun, Sep 1, 2013 : 2 a.m.

I must agree with you.