Without a Michigan College Football Season, Ann Arbor Feels the Loss
For the first time since 1882, the University of Michigan's football team isn't scheduled to compete in a normal season. The postponed season is upending life and business in this quintessential college town, which typically sees an influx of out-of-towners to each home game when more than 100,000 fans fill Michigan Stadium.
"Football is such a part of the cultural fabric of Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan," said Stacy-Lynn Sant, an assistant professor of Sport Management at the university. "It's a part of the experience of being a resident here, it's a part of the experience of being a student, a community member at the University of Michigan. I think that is just as important as the economic impact."
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