The Big House: Now Playing Euro Soccer

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If you’ve read any of my blog you know that I went to the University of Michigan for undergrad and am a huge Michigan fan for basketball, football, and field hockey. Picture 003

Michigan Football, the winningest program in college football plays at the Big House in Ann Arbor, Michigan home to 109,901 fans. The Ten Year War with our neighbor to the south is nothing short of legendary. 

But, this is not a post about Michigan Football, this is a post about European Football. On August 2, 2014 Real Madrid will play Manchester United at the Big House, a spectacle that should set the all time attendance record for a soccer game in the United States. My guess is the previous best record was the 1994 World Cup when my favorite player Roberto Baggio kicked the ball over the net in a penalty shootout allowing Romario and Brazil to beat Italy at the Rose Bowl.

So if you’re looking for a reason to finally come to the Great Lakes State besides some of the best after-hours food then come experience the great city of Ann Arbor and the incomparable Big House for what surely will be a memorable event.

It is always funny when traveling abroad to ask locals what the largest stadiums are in the world. Without hesitation, most assume that it is a soccer stadium and are baffled when I tell them that the Big House, home to an amateur football team, is #3.

Do you know which ones are #1 an #2?

 

 

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