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Athletics and Recreation

The University of Michigan has established an outstanding athletic record and is a member of the Big Ten Conference, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, and the Midwest Field Hockey Conference. Michigan’s football team has won more football championships (39) than any other Big Ten school. The U of M Stadium is one of the world’s largest with a seating capacity well over 100,000. Information on ticket purchases may be found at

Recreational Facilities
The University community has at its disposal some of the finest recreational facilities in the country. These include the Central Campus and North Campus Recreation Buildings, the Intramural Sports Building, the Sports Coliseum, and Mitchell and Elbel Fields. Quality facilities allow for a diverse recreational sports program that includes the Drop-In Program, the Intramural Sports Program, the Outdoor Recreation Program, and the Club Sports Program.

The Department of Recreational Sports provides opportunities for all individuals within the University community to participate in varied physical recreational programs.
To be eligible to participate in the programs offered, an individual must be a currently enrolled student or have a recreational sports Facilities User Pass. Currently enrolled students are automatically assessed a fee in their tuition for recreation.