I am finally returning to the Big House this Saturday. The last time I was there was for a 56-14 ass-waxing of Illinois, but it was some years ago, and I was young enough to not have to drive, so I have quite a few questions.
-How early should I plan on arriving in order to park and make my way to the Stadium?
-Where do the parents/family of the opposing teams sit (this is where my tickets are)?
-What is the best way to get off of 94? Google tells me to get off on Jackson and take Stadium south, but I seem to remember the cops having a big road blocked off straight from the highway, with traffic going toward the stadium in all lanes before the game and away from it after.
-What kind of traffic should I expect around the stadium and at what time?
-Is the typical sporting event parking rate of around $20 about right?
-Can I make it from the south side of Chicago (33rd and the Ryan) in four hours?
-Any not-to-be-missed pre-game sights?
Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide.