(Searched and read lots on AAG&O ire. Not so much a guide of how-to and when-to, as I'm looking for now) Given the current economy, it looks like my post game tradition of pizza, beer and TV will have to go by the wayside, replaced by staying in a “golf course style” setting, where I can grill, eat and drink both before and then after the game.
My queries to my fellow mgo’ers are as follows: 1) U-M Golf Course or AAG&O (did those who stayed at AAG&O suffer under the newly implemented painful parking procedure?) 2a) Coming in from northeast of AA, if going to the U-M Golf Course, just drive through town, enter on State St? Or Stadium Blvd? 2b) Coming in from northeast of AA, if AAG&O, just drive through town, enter on Main Street? Or Stadium Blvd? 3) What time to try to arrive at your suggested golf venue? 4) What time (how long after the game) do they kick you out?
My perspective is derived from parking at Bethlehem United Church of Christ for the past 8-10 years. Good location (enter on 4th, exit onto 5th, just north of Packard), good price (now $15 per game), good facility (hot/cold running water, porcelain fixtures, church doors open ~11 for 3:30 games, ~10 for noon games, and a fenced play area for kiddies).
This was good, but at $15 for parking, then ~$70 for pizza and beers for 3-4, it seems that I can do better with a $40 parking spot, and grill before/after (don't want to cook after on an asphalt lot, with no facilities/trees nearby). I know it’s been done. Tell me/sell me your stories, your justifications, etc. I have no real demands. I have a canopy, I am self contained (I don’t caravan), I have a nice set-up honed over a couple decades of fun, so… And if there’s a third option, away from the asphalt church lot, and not shoo’ed away from the parking spot a mere 2 hours after the game ends, I’m interested!
Thank you in advance for your fine cooperation in this endeavor.