The Horseshoe vsThe Big House

Ohio Stadium and Michigan Stadium are two of the most famous landmarks in college football. "The Horsehoe" and the "The Big House" have hosted over 70 million fans at 940 games and countless millions more have witnessed the action on television. Between them, Michigan and Ohio State have led the nation in total attendance every year except one since 1949.

Ohio Stadium                 Michigan Stadium
Ohio Stadium [Through 2012 Season] Michigan Stadium
1922 Year Built 1927
Howard Dwight Smith Architect Osborne Engineering
$1,341,000 Original Cost $950,000
66,100 Original Capacity 72,000 (84,400 with temporary
wooden bleachers)
102,329 Present Capacity 109,,901
10/7/1922, Ohio Wesleyan
OSU 5 - OW 0
25,000
Opening Game
Result
Attendance
Ohio Wesleyan, 10/01/1927
UM 33 - OW 0
17,000
10/21/1922, Michigan
OSU 0 - UM 19
71,000
Dedication Game
Result
Attendance
10/22/1927, Ohio State
UM 21 OSU 0
84,401
105,708
11/11/2006, Michigan
Largest Crowd 115.108, Notre Dame, 9/8/2013
114,132, OSU, 11/26/2011 .
(2006, 7 games) 105,096 Highest Ave. Atten. 111,025 (2004, 6 games)
(since 1922) 38,103,480  Total Attendance 45,193,092 (since 1927)
373-104-20 Stadium Record 398-120-15
OSU 23 - UM 21-T1 OSU-UM Game UM 21- OSU 18 - T3
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