Michigan Stadium has a capacity of 109,901 for football -- American football. (John T. Greilick / Detroit News)
Ann Arbor – There are plenty of signs suggesting Michigan Stadium might host a big international soccer game this summer, but there’s nothing definite.
Not yet, at least.
Last month, WorldSoccerTalk.com first reported that a game between Real Madrid and Manchester United might take place in Ann Arbor on Aug. 2 as part of the International Champions Cup.
While most dates and locations for the summer tournament to be played at various cities throughout the U.S. beginning July 26 have been finalized, the potential game at Michigan Stadium has not yet been confirmed.
“We’re in discussions, but nothing’s finalized,” Michigan associate athletic director Dave Ablauf said Saturday before the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, a charity event at Michigan Stadium that raised nearly $130,000.
The NHL hosted the Winter Classic between the Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 1 at Michigan Stadium, and Slippery Rock will play a football game against Mercyhurst on Oct. 18 this fall, an off-weekend for Michigan football.