The University of Michigan will remove seats from its football stadium to widen tunnel access to the field on game days, a department spokesperson confirmed to The Athletic on Monday. MLive was first to report the news. Here’s what you need to know:
Michigan’s athletic department conducted a safety review following the 2022-23 season.
Forty-five seats will be eliminated, but standing room availability is set to grow, keeping the stadium capacity at 107,601.
Last season saw multiple incidents occur in the narrow tunnel entrance, including a physical altercation after the Wolverines’ win over rival Michigan State on Oct. 29.