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Posted on Sat, Nov 17, 2012 : 6:48 p.m.

U-M gameday police stats: 9 arrests, 39 ejections from Michigan Stadium

By Paula Gardner

The University of MIchigan Department of Public Safety reported nine arrests Saturday during the Wolverines' game against Iowa in Ann Arbor.

Of those arrests four were for minor in possession of alcohol, three were for violation of possession of suspected drugs, and two were for resisting and obstructing a police officer.

Among other issues handled by DPS at Michigan Stadium on Saturday, according to spokesperson Diane Brown, there were:

  • 1 arrest, but the person was released pending warrant authorization for violation of the controlled substance act;
  • 4 citations, all for alcohol in the stadium;
  • An additional 39 ejections: 15 for alcohol in the stadium, 12 for possessing someone else’s ID, seven for violating stadium rules, three for disorderly conduct, one for unlawful entry and one for urinating in public.
Emergency medical personnel treated 68 people, with eight of them transported to the hospital.

Announced attendance: 113, 016.

Comments

JBK

Sun, Nov 18, 2012 : 4:26 p.m.

To Go Navy - Help is on the way for you! Hostess announced on Friday that they are shutting down Operations so all of the fat azz women that wear a size 10 and above will now lose the 40 pounds they should have lost 10 years ago! :) Go Blue.

A2comments

Sun, Nov 18, 2012 : 12:47 p.m.

The attendance numbers include tickets sold that don't come to the game. We were at the Northwestern game and there were empty seats all around us, and boxes visible under the press boxes had lights out and many empty seats. Big Chill attendance was way off in "actual" vs official. http://www.michigandaily.com/content/guinness-world-records-counts-lower-attendance-big-chill-athletic-department-originally-esti NCAA allows tickets sold (but not given away free) to be counted. Truly BS.

GoNavy

Sun, Nov 18, 2012 : 12:09 p.m.

I did see some old turkeys lighting up an e-cigarette, being unable to wait a significant amount of time before their next dose of nicotine. I would have liked to have kicked SuperFan out of the stadium, but his constant standing up among those seated during key moments was fueled by team loyalty, not by alcohol. Ultimately, game day for my wife and I was cut short by a common nemesis: A string of individuals who clearly needed much more space than the 16" allotted to them by the Athletic Department. Does the stadium fit 110,000 people? It probably did - in 1945. I would venture to say that the modern capacity of the stadium is much closer to 80,000, when accounting for the average girth of a Michigan fan.

JBK

Sun, Nov 18, 2012 : 4:27 p.m.

To Go Navy - Help is on the way for you! Hostess announced on Friday that they are shutting down Operations so all of the fat azz women that wear a size 10 and above will now lose the 40 pounds they should have lost 10 years ago! :) Go Blue.

Borbsi

Sun, Nov 18, 2012 : 1:38 a.m.

Is it turnstile attendance or another way of determining total attendance? The stadium never looked full, ahem, the "student section".

GoNavy

Sun, Nov 18, 2012 : 12:05 p.m.

I'm not sure how many of you were ever students, but please take note of this: Students do not stay in their seats. They all want to be closer to the field. Did you notice that the "empty" student section was really just emptiness at the top rows? It's because many students migrate to lower rows and cram in with their friends. They do not care about their "seats" like you and I do.

Milqueman

Sun, Nov 18, 2012 : 3:43 a.m.

It's total attendance, always has been, that's what all stadiums do when they post record breaking "Attendance". Total attendance includes the band, visiting band, both sides cheerleaders, event staff, guards, the guys holding the 1st down marker, both staff, reporters, etc.. Pretty much everybody in the stadium minus the players, coaches, equipment manager and refs. Those guys are part of "the game" which is what everybody is there for. So, if you're looking for tickets sales Vs how many "fans" are in the stands, that's a totally different number then the recorded attendance numbers. Just saying.

Borbsi

Sun, Nov 18, 2012 : 2:58 a.m.

A very sad pattern.

a2citizen

Sun, Nov 18, 2012 : 1:50 a.m.

In case your interested: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121117/SPORTS0201/211170375/