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Official Big Chil Numbers Not Known Yet

from the Detroit News,

A record-setting crowd attended the outdoor hockey game at Michigan Stadium on Saturday, according to Guinness World Records.

The question now is: What will be the official attendance count?

When Michigan defeated Michigan State 5-0, the university announced an unofficial crowd of 113,411 in the third period. That figure easily broke the old record for highest attendance at an ice hockey game, set when 77,803 attended this year’s International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship game in Germany.

Still, Guinness record manager Mike Janela, who attended Saturday’s game, said in an e-mail to The Detroit News on Tuesday he still was awaiting the official number.

“We are still awaiting further information, such as verified lists of other eligible, non-ticketed spectators such as the marching bands and special guests of the university,” Janela said. “As such, we do not have a final official number yet and, unfortunately, may not for a couple more weeks as we await everything.

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Heres the caption to the photo (in case it changes or gets removed):

Guinness has officially certified an attendance of just 85,451 for last Saturday’s outdoor game between Michigan and Michigan State. Still a world attendance record, but less dramatic than the 113,000-plus that was announced. Officials are still working through the numbers.

Haven’t found a article to back it up further.

Posted by Sp4r7an on 12/15/10 at 08:51 PM ET

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