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Posted on Wed, Mar 9, 2011 : 3:09 p.m.

Luxury seating at Michigan Stadium sold out for 2011 football season

By Pete Bigelow


A B-25 bomber flies over Michigan Stadium as part of a dedication ceremony on Sept. 4, 2010, that commemorated the Big House renovation.

Lon Horwedel |

The Big House is once again sold out.

The University of Michigan announced Wednesday it had received commitments for all 81 of the suites built during a recent three-year renovation project at Michigan Stadium and sold all premium seating for the 2011 football season.

“We have received a tremendous response from our fans with respect to the new seating opportunities at Michigan Stadium,” Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon wrote in a written statement.

Brandon said the athletic department is developing a waiting list for both luxury suites and premium seating.

Prior to last season, the university had leased 63 of its 81 luxury suites and received commitments for 84 percent of its 2,952 premium seats.



Thu, Mar 10, 2011 : 1 p.m.

Rumor has it that the seating capacity of Neyland Stadium (Knoxville, TN) includes restroom "seating". Half the visitors on a Saturday in the fall come to witness the miracle of indoor plumbing.


Wed, Mar 9, 2011 : 9:55 p.m.

Thank you to Coach Hoke & staff for the renewed faith in the Big Blue House!

Lorain Steelmen

Wed, Mar 9, 2011 : 8:57 p.m.

OK.........Time to build more suits, closing in the north endzone, from west to east side. Then UM will be the biggest horseshoe in the country. I also understand that DB will be adding 5,500 bench seats in the south endzone. New capacity somewhere between 120, and 125,000. Lets' see if Tenn, PSU, or OSU want to keep pace in the arms race, that is 'stadium capacity'. Who says there is a recession in the state of Michigan.