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Michigan Tailgating

Tailgating Venue Information

Stadium Official Name:
Michigan Stadium 
1201 S. Main St
Ann Arbor
Stadium Nickname:
The Big House 
Previous Stadium Names:

Team President:
Bill P 

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How To Get To Michigan Tailgate

The largest areas at Pioneer and the Golf Course are off of Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. heading north from I-94. Pioneer is on left, golf course on right.

Parking Information

Pioneer High School and UM golf Course are the two largest lots next to the stadium. Pioneer has reserved and day of game parking available. Golf course is first come first serve.

There are many houses, businesses and smaller university lots close to the stadium that allow parking adn some small tailgating.

Pioneer parking:

From www.MGoBlue.com


Golf course:

The following Athletic Campus lots are permit-only and do not offer day of game sales (see Football Game Day Map for more details on locations):

Blue Lot at Crisler Arena
Blue Lot West at Keech and Main Streets
Brown Lot at the Varsity Tennis Center
Grey Lot at Yost Ice Arena
Red Lot (Intersection of State Street and Railroad Tracks)
Buffalo Lot (Hoover Street)
The following lots are available on day of game for cash sales. Please see the Parking Lot List for prices:

Green Lot (UM Golf Course off of Stadium Blvd.)
Glick Fieldhouse (State St. south of Glick Fieldhouse)
UM Golf Course (State Street Entry-Cars only, weather permitting)
UM Golf Course (Main Street Entry-Cars only, weather permitting)
Maize Lot (Lot located south of the Varsity Tennis Center on State St.)
UM Driving Range
Ann Arbor Golf & Outing (Weather Permitting)
Purple Lot (Pioneer High School) - Site
Hill Street Parking Structure
Thompson Street Parking Structure
Thompson Street Surface Lot
Division Street Surface Lot
Hoover Street Gravel Lot
NOTE: Radio stations WAAM (1600 AM), WJR (760 AM), WTKA (1050 AM) and WWJ (950 AM) carry game day weather and parking information.

Purple Lot (Pioneer High School): Only season reserved RV pass holders will be allowed to enter the Pioneer site on Friday evenings at Gate #3. All others (including Non-Reserved Season Pass RV holders) will not be allowed to enter on Friday evenings and will be turned away. Entrance will be on Saturday morning beginning at 6am. All RV's are welcome to stay until Sunday at noon. Information about parking at Pioneer High School can be found at their parking website.

Brown Lot (Varsity Tennis Center): RV's with a permit may park at the Brown Lot on Saturday morning beginning at 8am. RV's who show up at the Brown Lot without a permit will be directed to the Maize or Pioneer RV cash lots. RV's are welcome to stay in the Brown Lot until Sunday at noon.

Maize Lot (Commuter lot south of Varsity Tennis Center): RV's may access the Maize Lot off of State St. and pay $60 for entry. The lot opens at 8am on Saturday.

Blue Lot: RV's may only access the blue lot with a Blue Lot RV permit. There are no day-of-game cash sales for RV's at the blue lot. All RV's will be directed to the RV parking area in the blue lot with the exception of RV Reserved spaces. RV Pass holders interested in obtaining a Reserved spot should contact the Athletic Department Development office at (734) 764-7131.

Questions about the RV parking may be answered by calling the Athletic Department Ticket Office (866-296-6849), the Game Operations Hotline (734-647-9977), or Ann Arbor Public Schools/Michigan Event Parking (Pioneer Site Questions -- 734-358-7275).

Parking for Persons with a Disability
Please see the Guide for Guests with Disabilities for information about handicapped parking.

AATA Shuttle Service
The Ann Arbor Transit Authority (AATA) offers shuttle service between Michigan Stadium and Ann Arbor hotels and motels, UM Parking Structures and lots, the Michigan Union, and downtown Ann Arbor. The Football Ride runs approximately every 20 minutes beginning 2 hours before game time, and drops off passengers at Gate 2. Shuttles run for approximately 60 minutes after the game and pick up passengers at the assigned location outside Gate 2. During inclement weather, such as rain or heavy snow, the shuttle will run throughout the game. For more information on the Football Ride, call AATA at (734) 973-6500 or visit theride.org/football.asp.

Tailgating Policies

As long as it's under control, things should be OK. Out of control, look for the police to stop by.

Public and private lots have different rules.

Stadium Information

CAPACITY: 72,000 (1927); 85,752 (1928-48); 97,239 (1949-54);
101,001 (1955-72); 101,701 (1973-91); 102,501 (1992-97);
107,501 (1998-2007); 106,201 (2008-present)
FIRST GAME: October 1, 1927 (U-M 33, Ohio Wesleyan 0)



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