Looking for MGoBloggers out here who park or tailgate in the Purple Lot/Pioneer HS Lot. I got moved out there because my old lot is closed for the next two years. I have a tailgate that involves five other vehicles and had some questions if any of you are capable of answering.
1) Where do you enter? I've seen two entrances off Main St but I always thought there was a back entrance off either Stadium or 7th. I know I used for the spring game in 2008 and ended up parked by the tennis courts? Anyone know if thats true on game days??
2) I thought purple lot is also a pay lot? Am I wrong on this? Do they send people with passes to the side closest to Stadium and allow people to buy space closer to the Pioneer Athletic Fields??
3) Thats a really big lot! Does it fill?? If so, by when? If you roll up at 10 for Noon game, where do you end up parking? Over by the school or are you still in that big empty field at the corner of Stadium and Main?
4) As I mentioned, I tailgate with several people who drive in from different parts of MI. Usually two cars get there first and hold spots for the other three. Does that happen in the purple or do they jam you in next to each other as you arrive???
a) Is there the option to park closer to the school or on some more remote part if you're saving space rather than packing in. I assume the closer to the stadium you are, the more packed in you are.
Any of you who know the purple lot and its practices well, would greatly appreciate your insight.