If you ask nicely, Elno will let you ride on his bike's handlebars. He'll even throw in some potato salad if you say please.
Game day Transport
If you're just stashing your car, i'd say park somewhere cheaper than the golf course just saying
This sounds perfect. I was under the impression that the bars were too far away to walk to the stadium. Don't mind walking 15-20. I am staying at the courtyard so I guess I should just park near the bars then just go from there.
...people that live in the neighborhood just north of Pioneer, or at the very least, park on the street and act like you live there. I've done that, and I only live 20 minutes away from the stadium.
Common sense would lead me to believe that transportation for the ND game will be bad. I would park on the State Street side of the golf course. You could walk to a few places that way. Although, im sure tailgating for ND is going to be intense - win win situation, bub. Have Fun and Go Blue
I'm hoping to get to Campus early enough that we can park in one of the neighborhoods for free.
Then we'll just be walking the rest of the day.
Hit the bars, Gameday, some tailgates, then the game.
KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) - it's one of my favorite mantras.
You'll be getting in really really early. Since a night game is new to all of us, I can't say what time will be early enough, but I'm guessing that anything after 10 a.m. will be too late.
I wonder what they plan to do for event staff. Several park on our street, but they can't expect them to be hanging around that far in advance.
Ya, around 10am sounds about right to me. We'll actually be in town the night before and at a hotel by Briarwood.
I don't plan on being out super late on Friday, so we'll get an early start Saturday and make the most of our time. Sounds perfect to me!
Gameday transport is really non-existant due to the traffic created around town by incoming fans. If you wanna get from point A to point B quickly for cheap, then id use the AATA.
I don't know how old you are, but if you're married, you are at least in your later 20's. I would try to park in a neighborhood near stadium and industrial and go to Cubs AC to drink and watch the early games. If you tire of that, you can hit the golf course for some tailgates and it is only a short walk away. Your car is in a nearby neighborhood and an easy getaway after the game. Campus bars can be fun and if you get into town early enough you can get down to campus easily and just walk back to the golf course or Cubs. Cabs are pretty iffy on gamedays, so I wouldn't punt on it.
Your wife really does sound like a good sport about all of this. If she bails on you I know about a hundred people who would take her spot (for the game). Enjoy!
Anyone else freaking out about the potential for a clusterfuck of everyone arriving at noon for the ND game. If it was earlier people could trickle in.
Only can worry so much..it is going to be a clusterfuck so I choose to worry about the things I can control such as my wing intake, chips/dip etc. etc.
I try not to worry either but its going to be crazy. I was going to get there at 6am. Not anymore
I am getting a little wooried too. I just hope to park somewhere near my normal area. Oh well, I will just have to wait and see and hope for the best.
I've parked as far east as Olivia St and walked to to my tailgate spot on Hill near the Adventures bldg or straight to the stadium. Parking in the east neighborhoods allow easy access to the South U bars (too old for Charley's/Ricks myself, but you might be ok).
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I usually park on my lawn downriver and come to the stadium by moped since the DUI.
How does the moped handle on I-275 and I-94?
I ask because that might be the best vehicle to have on I-94 between US-23 and about Jackson Road for several hours that day.
I was just kidding. I'm more of a golf course, wine and cheese, just here to watch the band type. Just kidding again. I'll be watching a live stream 14 time zones away.