Excluding bowls, conference title games and playoffs.
If I had a choice, I'd say Michigan vs Texas at Soldier Field.
Honorable mention: Michigan vs LSU at Lambeau Field
Michigan vs Stanford at Harvard.
vs anyone at the new 49er stadium
Levi's Field aka "Field of Jeans" aka "Win One for the Zipper"
I drive by it every day on my way to work...looks pretty impressive so far
Correction: Michigan vs Princeton at Stanford
I live in Chicago, and a texas/Michigan game at soldier field on a long weekend would be unbelievable.
As a Chicagoan I agree that this would be cool, but it is the smallest NFL stadium
With all the recent attention and recruiting issues from the state, I think a UofM – Mississippi game in Chicago would be just the ticket in a year or two.
Oregon or USC. Anywhere.
distant second. But, I agree, I would love to see Michigan vs USC anywhere.
Wait... how can USC be your second favorite team if Michigan is your first???
Agree. Also, my 2nd favorite team.
Not the worst in my opinion. Football being played in baseball stadium is the worst.
baseball stadium is not good. I think even worse is playing in a foreign country, like nd did last year.
miami, fsu, Georgia, Oklahoma, texas all would be good with a home and home
I watched that game and remember all most every fan in the stadium looked lost as to what was going on. almost as if they were dissatisfied that it wasn't rugby.
(nobody!!! - nuetral site games are turrible) I would say:
1) USC at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh
2) Florida at Gillete Stadium in Foxboro
Both Games in November.
UM vs LSU in Bolivia
It'll be a neutral site just like Pasadena. We can see how they enjoy it.
vs Texas, on an air craft carrier
Unless technology had changed a lot since I last checked, the carrier doesn't fly. If it has changed that much, yes please.
Once that thing gets 100 kilometers from the earth's surface is it really a neutral site anymore?
I'd love to Michigan vs. Wisconsin at Lambeau.
I don't think I would call that a "neutral" site. But yes a game at Lambeau would be fun.
i woldnt mind LSU at the Rose Bowl
Kate Upton in Vegas, and I'd let her pick whatever game she wanted to play.
clearly you should pick strip poker for the game
Michigan vs. Florida State at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
Warm-up for dat B1G Championship Game getting used to the turf and stadium
joke answer: vs. West Virginia in Arizona's stadium
Rather play Arizona in Morgantown.
- Dream southern school playing in the cold Michigan vs Alabama beginning of December at Lambeau.
- Reality games: Michigan vs FSU in Nashville, Michigan vs Texas in New York
Michigan vs. Slippery Rock @Heinz Field
Michigan vs USC at Soldier Field late September
Michigan vs. K-state in the Arb.
IN NOVEMBER. Would be hilarious
My answer exactly. Or USC.
Play a home and home vs a quality school as I'm tired of paying $70 to see Eastern, Umass, etc.
Michigan v. Texas A&M @ Kinnick Stadium.
Stanford, USC, LSU, Florida, Texas or Oklahoma at Yankee Stadium or the new Meadowlands.
Baseball fields just seem wierd for football.
Michigan vs. Oklahoma in Minny.
West Virginia @ Heinz Field
Georgia at Pioneer High School.
The key to a good neutral site game is the proximity to both schools. I'd go Michigan vs OSU at Mud Hen stadium. Real choice is Michigan vs Florida State in Nashville
I second your idea for FSU in Nashville. Might be the best nightlife east of the Mississippi.
I've never been, I just feel like a 50/50 drive is a true neutral site game. I wasn't a fan of Alabama vs Michigan in Dallas
in the Crab Nebula
Would that make Michigan the Legion of Doom?
I can't post my own threads yet (not enough MGoPoints) but I saw this over on /r/cfb :
Can someone post this? Thanks.
I'd wait till its official, that's just me
Whoa, if true, that is B1G news.
Tennessee vs Michigan at Yankee Stadium, opening weekend in September.
USC vs Michigan in Seattle would be pretty cool.
Ditka vs. Hurricane Ditka. Probably near Bermuda
ND doesn't want to play so many games in the midwest and it satisfies a certain recruiting meme.
If so, I am there.
Heck, I'd pay money just to see who would win in the battle of which group is more delusional: North Korea's "government" vs. ND's and/or MSU's fan base.
Soldier Field - that would be awesome!
Miami or FSU in their home stadiums. Seriously. They have no fans.
I get the impression there's a pretty solid number of Michigan fans in Florida
Would have agreed if the Orange Bowl was still standing but the Dolphins Stadium is a dump.
Starting grad school at FSU in the fall. I will be watching Michigan games on Saturdays. May go to a game in our bye week, but priorities, man.
thought Doak Campbell rocked pretty good.
but I've seen ho-hum ACC games there where the stadium is 50-75% full in the last few years
Yankee Stadium Night Game
Michigan vs Ohio State in East Lansing. I am not so sure how neutral the site would be but there would be fireworks,,,or fire at least...after the game.
97 Nebraska in the Thunderdome on ice skates with Macho Man Randy Savage officiating.
An event so ridiculous may require the services of Bonesaw
Swear to God, my whole life I thought he was saying "Bonesaw is pretty".
Your post changed my life.
I'm torn but I will go with some of the brethren: Michigan vs. Fla St.@ the blue turf of Boise St.
I wouldn't mind playing Ohio in Indy this November.
Edit: Reading comprehension has never been my strong suit.
P Diddy vs. Datbull in the Bat Cave.
Between Miley Cyrus, all the Kardashians, and Madonna
In an active volcano...correction, a currently erupting volcano
How about Michigan vs. USC at Ford Field? Let them know for once what it feels like to travel 2,000 miles to play your opponent just "down the road" from their own campus.
And to all of you who said USC was your second favorite team...seriously?
I wouldn't mind seeing Michigan travel to LSU at night on ESPN. For personal reasons, I'd love to see Michigan travel to Louisville this year.
Seconded, I'll take a 45 minute drive over a 6 hour drive to A2 anytime.
Michigan vs UChicago at the field behind the IM building where the track is, original B1G matchup there
Michigan vs Oklahoma on the moon. Just think of the TV ratings!!
in Commonwealth Stadium up in Edmonton, Alberta.
Michigan vs Florida in Nashville
I'll camp out for those tickets!!!!
Packaged deal with the NFL:
UofM vs Texas
Detroit Lions vs Dallas Cowboys
at Wembley Stadium, London.
Winners play eachother.
Play at whatever they call Giants Stadium these days against an SEC team. Bring the rednecks up to civilization and kick their rears in what would amount to a home game.
Michigan vs TCU @ Arrowhead Stadium or the 12th man
-Michigan vs. USC at Ford Field, or Soldier Field. Let them travel 2,000 miles from home to play Michigan in their own backyard for a change.
-Michigan vs. Texas at MetLife Stadium. Living in NYC, I'll take any chance I can get to see Michigan play close by.
-Have to get some neutral site game at the Rose Bowl, assuming UCLA is away that weekend. Just not a Pac 12 team. Maybe bring A&M and the 12th Man out to Pasadena for a neutral site game, or maybe LSU.
-Let's play MSU on Mars. We could dip into those fertile Martian recruiting grounds that MSU has already gotten into. We could use some intergalactic recruiting.
I get the idea of not wanting to play bowl games up north. Midwestern winters suck something fierce. But some non-conference games in September at a place like Soldier or Lambeau would be ridiculous. I'm pretty jealous of the LSU-Wisconsin matchup at Lambeau that's coming up.
I am with you on playing USC up here in the cold.
Michigan vs. Texas, Florida, or Georgia at the Rose Bowl
Soldier Field only seats 60K, that is too low of a capacity.
In the east coast, because M would should up 10:1 if based on ticet price.
LSU at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia in early September
Texas at Wembley Stadium or The Emirates in London, England in November
USC at Stade de France in Paris, France in September
BYU at Ramat Gan Stadium in Tel Aviv, Israel in September
Oklahoma at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in November
Miami at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey in November
Alabama at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts in November
Florida at CenturyLink Field in Seattle in November
Arizona at Soldier Field in Chicago in October
Syracuse at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on the day when Pitt starts basketball practice
Stanford at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut in September
West Virginia at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta in September or on January 2
Bama in the Big House
Michigan vs Miami in the first round of the inaugural 8-team playoff for the new "super-division" football championship in 2016: in December at Soldier Field.
I'm probably the only one, but Appy State at Raymond James would be cool for me once the Mountaineers join the Sun Belt.
Anybody, anytime, anywhere. I'm just ready for some Michigan football fergodsakes.
Michigan vs Tennessee in Cincinnati
Michigan vs Florida in Nashville
Just Michigan playing anybody in Nashville... Shortest travel distance for me
1) USC or Texas
2) Florida or Forida St.
If we look at NFL venues that are large enough and close enough to alumni bases that it might be financially lucrative, then Michigan versus Florida or Georgia at a place like, say, FedEx Field might be interesting. I sort of like the idea of Michigan-USC at MetLife too - I doubt you would have any trouble filling up that stadium for that game. I don't know if it is strictly neutral given one fanbase wouldn't be going too far, but say Michigan-LSU at Cowboys Stadium - that could be fun as well, I think.
Given that the financial model for schools is premised on a certain number of home games, I was trying to think of teams and places that might make it work both teams' effort.
Jerry's World again or the Superdome. Oregon.
Arrowhead Stadium. I've always wanted to see Michigan vs Georgia in the Big House, but I'd settle for this. It's 853 miles for them and 725 miles for us. About as neutral as you can get travel wise.
Michigan vs LSU in London for some international exposure.
That would be pretty awesome.
So I feel like a lot of these choices are not so "neutral" sites in the sense that one team has a significantly bigger local fan base than the other.
WIth that in mind I'd say Wisconsin or Notre Dame at Soldier Field. or maybe one of the two back to back away MSU games could be at a neutral site?
How much impact does that have on the ticket sales though? Not being snarky, I am curious if you have a large number of tickets go from team A to team B because the team A fans do not want to travel that far and the team B fans snap them up on stub hub.
I am ignorant about those dynamics.
M vs. OSU in my back yard. If I build it, will they come?