I verified with AAGOC and also a friend that works security. They both confirmed that the golf course will be closed.
EDIT: AAGOC will be open to members and those with tickets only not to the general public.
I wonder if Pioneer will make any adjustments.
Makes sense, a full day of tailgating after all this rain would do A LOT of damage to the course. It is going to be really tough to find parking though...
FWIW, someone on Rivals just posted this (15 minutes ago):
The Ann Arbor Golf Course is not closed tomorrow. Just got off the phone with the events director and she said as of now it is open to the public. We will make an announcement on the sports radio stations tomorrow morning if it is closed.
As of now, it is open to the public for tomorrow.
but only to members and ppl with a ticket. I assume this is to limit the number of ppl tearing up the course.
Is this ticket the ones that you can get on park n party? I hope so cause then I have nothing to worry about.
EDIT: I just called park n party, and they said if you did a reservation through them you can get in. So i'll be enjoying the AAGOC tomorrow!
I've been trying for a while and no one is answering..probably swamped with calls now! thanks for the tip though.
If anyone is going to get drunk and do stupid things on the golf course after dark, it's going to be members: not the "great unwashed."
734-663-4044 and press 5...they are closed to the public. Members only
Is the UMGC closed as well?
I was told yes but I haven't been able to confirm with the UMGC themselves. I heaqrd they were going to close due to the rain from an employee of the UM security.
I just got off the phone with the ticket office and the gentleman there said that the email they had, said they would make a Saturday morning decision.
Thats going to make parking on private lots pretty difficult to nab.
Price for parking, just went up.
I still lived at 1219 S. State. $50 a spot.
What the hell are they thinking?!!? It is giong to be an absolute mess down there
I'm assuming this is straight cost-benefit. They won't nearly pull in enough money from one football game to cover the repair costs of parking thousands of cars on a water-logged course.
so its 50 bucks a car, and they claim they can hold over 2000 cars. thats $100,000. do they expect to make $100,000 on golf the rest of the year?
The Men's Golf Team is hosting a big tournament there on Monday and Tuesday.
but it's only 9 holes. why would they do that? and why wouldn't it be the UM course?
The tournament is on the UofM course which, without any confirmation, has also been rumored to be closed tomorrow. I was just trying to give another reason why they would close the course. It is first and foremost one of the nicest courses in the US and recently rated as one of the top 30 College courses in the Country (along with Radrick Farms).
It;s a gorgeous course. That's why I wondered why they would play at AAGO. I'm picking up what you're laying down now.
Golf revenue isn't the problem, it's resodding plus labor.
I sure hope pioneer says the hell with it and opens early.
So this throws a massive wrench into things...
When does Ann Arbor Pioneer open? I have seen 12:00 from the press release, but was also told it would open at 7:30 at the normal time.
I just called the University GC and it will be "morning decision" as to whether or not they will be open for tailgating tomorrow. It will be announced on the radio stations listed on MGoBlue.com and will be a strict noon open if they decide to open the golf course.
I also talked to a woman at Pioneer who said that the cops are the ones trying to prevent them from allowing parking tomorrow. Her advice to me was to get my car on the lot sometime around 6 AM (yes, 6 AM) provided they are open to park tomorrow.
AAP does not control the parking, a separate company does. It's called michiganeventsparking.com I believe and it specifically says they will open the parking lots at noon. And earlier this week they said they will not allow traffic to be backed up for people waiting to park.
I believe your info may be wrong. I would attempt to contact the actualy company, not AAP.
Why would the guy lie to me? He was pretty clear in the info that he passed along, unless they are blatantly misleading people.
You're like the TomVH of parking.
I'm eagerly awaiting a cryptic tweet late tonight about the parking situation.
RE: Pioneer telling people to show up early, it's this kind of fly-by-night, wink-wink stuff flying around that will make tomorrow a total cluster, if anything does.
to prevent parking at pioneer?
SO many different mixed stories on whether it is open or not, just close the thread
I have never parked at Pioneer before but I have heard they are extremly tough on drinking there bc its public school property. Anyone ran into this before?
The fat guy from 97.1 always seems drunk.
You mean, there's only one drunken fat guy associated with 97.1?
ive parked at pioneer for years, yeah they say "no alcohol" but that is not the case at all. the beer thirty tailgate gathers a large group to shotgun beers every half hour all day long. ive never seen anyone even trying to hide the fact that they are drinking. its a pretty good time over there.
Why would they put that message on their phone service if they still don't know if the course will be open or closed.
There's enough time to park in Ypsi and walk to the game.
Great idea. UM fans should tailgate in Ryanearson's parking lot, generate some buzz for the Eastern-Alabama St. game, then take the conveniently (/s) scheduled public transport to Ann Arbor before kickoff at the Big House. It's win-win for Ypsi/EMU.
It says those with tickets? Can you pre-purchase a single game "ticket" to park?? This is going to be a mess now...
I spoke with a guy in the pro shop and he said that all the tickets are sold out already.
I just checked UM official parking and traffic site and it is saying the gulf course will be open. Everyone probably should wait until a verifiable announcement is made before working on alternative plans.
I just got off the phone with the course and they said only people with tickets already and season ticket holders will be allowed to park there. Now, maybe the UM golf course will be open, as of now they are saying they will make a morning decision.
The gulf coast of panama. The golf course is closed.
Is it raining in Ann Arbor?
Its raining right now, its been raining off and on all week, getting east to west rain spinning off from the remnants of the tropical storm.
... is apparently an AM call.
No idea on Pioneer's plans.
Some spots still available on Park-N-Party if you want to lock something down.
If it keeps raining for a few more hours like it's raining right now, I don't see any scenario where that morning decision will be to open the course for parking.
Is this finally going to be the wake-up call the University needs for a serious reassessment of the parking situation for Michigan Stadium? Even with the golf courses open, with the color-coded lots parking an all-time low amount of cars due to Crisler construction, handicap and numbered premium seating parking eating up huge amounts of the Blue Lot, and other shifts in lot availability, and Elbel no longer available, it's high time something is actually done about this.
Methinks tomorrow is going to be a triumphant logjam by 10AM.
God forbid anyone walk a mile or rely on buses.
Go to Kerrytown. Park for free. Enjoy the beautiful 30 minute walk.
My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.
That has now been updated to closed as of 7am and no change expected. Same link off of mgoblue.com. Let the clusterbleep commence!
At 11 pm there were RV's lining up to get into Pioneers lot going down Main-Saline to almost Whole Foods before Eisenhower.