3 arrested, 11 ejected during opening football game

Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 5:57pm

In a packed Big House Saturday for Michigan’s opening game against the University of Hawaii, three people were arrested and 11 were removed from the stadium by police, according to the University of Michigan’s Division of Public Safety and Security.

Two of the arrests were for minors in possession of alcohol. The third arrest was for resisting and obstructing police.

The 11 ejected were dismissed for a variety of reasons, including disorderly conduct, fake identification, violation of stadium regulations and alcohol possession in the stadium.

Additionally, 74 people required medical attention during the game. Eleven of the 74 were transported to the University of Michigan Hospital emergency room.

DPSS spokesperson Diane Brown said the number of people ejected and the number of people requiring medical attention were both at normal levels for a game day.

Football games are considered on-campus events, meaning University police have primary jurisdiction during the game. Due to the size of the crowd, police officers from other law enforcement agencies like the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department and Michigan State Police also work to enforce security around the stadium.