Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Madrid vs Man-u to break America stadium attendance record

Who says "soccer" isn't gaining grounds in America? After coming up against Roma, Real Madridwill travel to Ann Arbor, in Michigan, to face Manchester United, a game that has really got 'soccer' fans excited in the United States. In fact, it's expected that the fixture will break the attendance record for a football game in the United States. The selected venue, the University of Michigan Stadium, known as the Big House, really is something else. It's the home stadium of the Michigan Wolverines, and American Football team that plays in the NCAA, and it's the largest stadium in the country and the fourth largest in the world. Built in 1927 and costing 950,000 dollars, the Big House now has a capacity of 109,901 spectators following its expansion in 2010, and it boasts the record attendance for a sporting event, for ice hockey's Winter Classic from this year, which was watched by 105,591 spectators. The organisers estimate that the stadium will be filled, meaning that Real Madrid will make history. In Spain, meanwhile, the capacity of the Bernabéu dropped quite a while back, when all stands became seated only, but at no point did the stadium ever fill with that many spectators. Real Madrid is the club that has caused the greatest interest at the tournament