Generally speaking, I imagine most people would agree that it is beneficial to have a large contingent of Michigan fans present for neutral-site games. I have seen the majority of posts indicating that Milwaukee would be the most preferable location for Michigan's first two rounds, as Michigan alum are littered throughout the Upper Midwest. That said, I can't help but thinking Buffalo would be equally as desirable for several reasons.
Ann Arbor to Buffalo: Approximately 298 Miles (Source -- Google Maps)
Ann Arbor to Milwaukee: Approximately 331 miles (Source -- Google Maps)
I have never driven from Ann Arbor to Buffalo, or vice versa, so I defer to the board as to the pros and cons. I have driven the Milwaukee route many times, and the relative ease or difficulty depends on traffic and weather.
I wonder if droves of Wisconsin supporters would show up just to cheer against us or for us (B1G pride?). I wonder if our gigantic Chicago-based alumni would take over the arena. I wonder if Stauskas is generating significant Ontario-based support and pride that would translate into large groups crossing the border to cheer on their new Canadian hero. I wonder if the rather large Ohio and New York-based Michigan alumni network would rally.
What say you?