The leaders and best play here at the Big House on Football Saturdays. This past Saturday that tradition continued as Real Madrid played Manchester United in what turned out to be the largest attendance for a futbol game in history. Officially the attendance was 109,318 smashing the previous record of 101,799 with notably myself not in attendance. Interestingly enough, the largest crowd for a sports game was last year’s victory over Notre Dame with 115,109 in attendance.
Even Cristiano Ronaldo made a surprise appearance in the second half to the delight of the onlookers. Although Real Madrid lost 3-1, I think it’s fair to say that both sides enjoyed the Big House experience.
As an alumni of the University of Michigan and avid sports fan, I have to say that this was a momentous occasion for the school and for sports lovers alike. Nice work David Brandon!