I am taking my 6 year old and 2 year old to their first game at the Big House for the opener on 8/31. I haven't made it back to Ann Arbor for in 5 years, so a few kid-related, restuarant-related questions on a somewhat slow Monday morning:
1. What is the Big House policy on strollers? I am staying at the Bell Tower Hotel, so I was hoping to do the walk down State Street to the game, as that is a cool part of the game doay experience, but my 2-year-old would be in his stroller. Can I bring it in, and if not is there a place by the stadium to safely park it? What do others with young kids do for this walk?
2. Best seating locations for young kids to (1) be close enough to see the players (my 6 year old knows most of the bigger name guys, so he would probably enjoy seeing them somewhat up close), but (2) not be so close to the band, as the 6 year-old has some minor sensory issues and would be very scared of the band. So, quiet sections with good view for the kids. Sections where people tend to sit more are probably better. Price not really a consideration for this game.
3. Restaurants. I have some old favorites that I always hit - Mr. Spots wings and waffle fried are a must for me. My wife and I also always get breakfast at Angelo's. Any other restaurants that the kids might enjoy? I think that my older son would love Mongolian BBQ, just because it is somewhat unique and there is nothing in NY much like it. Any other thoughts?
4. Any good game-day or friday afternoon / early evening ideas that are kid friendly? We will obviously spend a good amount of either friday or saturday walking campus, but I am looking for other thinkgs that the kids might enjoy attending.
Thanks, to all , for any suggestions / information.