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Only one type of football is played at Michigan Stadium

Despite reports to the contrary, only one type of football is played at Michigan Stadium.

The Ann Arbor News reported that the largest venue in the nation was a potential candidate to host soccer games for the World Cup in 2018 or 2020. However, a University of Michigan Athletic Department official says it just isn't so.

"We have not and do not plan on having any soccer games in Michigan Stadium," says Bruce Madej, a spokesman for the University of Michigan Athletic Department.

Madej went onto explain that the university received a request to host a potential World Cup match. However, university officials didn't even respond to the request. Madej himself was bewildered to see The Ann Arbor News story because neither he nor U-M Athletic Director Bill Martin knew where the story came from.

Michigan Stadium has been the largest football stadium in the U.S. for decades, seating well over 100,000 people. It's currently going through an expansion that will wrap up by 2010.

Source: Bruce Madej, spokesman for the University of Michigan Athletic Department
Writer: Jon Zemke
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