OT: Parking for Real Madrid-Chelsea at Big House?

Submitted by pinkfloyd2000 on July 26th, 2016 at 9:27 AM

I'll be travelling to the Big House for the first time in my life in the month of July -- and couldn't be happier about it -- to take in the Real Madrid-Chelsea match. 

Does anyone have any details about parking for the game? Obviously, there will be no golf course parking in the middle of the summer. I am wondering, which lots are going to be open? Would you advise a pre-pay? 

For those who are also going to the game, where do you plan on parking?

Thanks very much. I am really looking forward to this.



July 26th, 2016 at 10:09 AM ^

The North side of south campus was always free, known mostly to the locals due to the 1-way streets, and a pleasant walk across campus.

Man, I miss living on North Thayer...

carlos spicywiener

July 26th, 2016 at 9:36 AM ^

Drive up to the stadium's front door, through it, then through one of the gates.

Keep going, drive your car down the stairs. It'll be bumpy and you may hit a few slow moving people. Speed up at the very bottom to make it over the rail.

As your car slams onto the field, your heart should now be pumping furiously, filled with adrenaline.

Now comes the hard part - find an empty patch of field to park on. You will have to swerve around security guards and players to do, but you should find somehting in one of the very field corners.

If anyone gives you any trouble, simply say you're with Mgoblog. If they persist, tell them it's the media outlet that got Dave Brandon fired.

You shouldn't have any problems after that.


July 26th, 2016 at 9:42 AM ^

I'm guessing Pioneer HS will have plenty of parking open for $20 (across the street). I usually park on the street on Scio Church Rd and walk to the stadium.


July 26th, 2016 at 10:01 AM ^

Didn't expect the UMGC to be open for parking -- but apparently, it is (weather permitting, of course).



Game day/cash sales parking around Michigan Stadium will be very limited on July 30 and may be found at the locations listed below on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check back for the most up-to-date information on these and other parking options on game day.

Blue Lot* Stadium Boulevard *$60 - ADA only - State-Issued Disability Parking Placard or license plate required
UM Golf Course State Street

Driving Range (Main St.)
$40 - Weather permitting
Pioneer High School Main Street Visit michiganeventparking.com for more information
Various UM surface lots and parking structures Varies Dependent on availability; visit the parking map  for more information



July 26th, 2016 at 2:02 PM ^

"The Golf Course will NOT be open for the Soccer Game so parking will be VERY tight."

It doesn't specify whether this is UMGC, AAGO, or both.  The UMGC clubhouse is being rebuilt, but I don't know if that's a factor in the course being open.

Park n Party isn't taking any reservations for AAGO, which leads me to believe it won't be available.


July 26th, 2016 at 9:48 AM ^

I think Pioneer will be more than $20, I would bet $50ish... There will be parking at houses all over for $20 though.  On a side note, I have a bunch of midfield tickets that I will sell for half the $180 face price if anyone wants.  email azg at umich dot edu   I can deliver in person across from the stadium or mail out toady/tomorrow. 


July 26th, 2016 at 2:12 PM ^

Section 1 row 79 for $80 each or section or Section 23 row 47 for $90 each.  I would prefer to sell 4 at at time for this half off price.  I have a house on Pauline, so I am set for parking, thanks, but if you pick them up in person I'b be happy to pour you a fresh Lager from Wolverine State brewing as part of the transaction.


July 26th, 2016 at 9:53 AM ^

Consider going on craigslist and searching for parking/making an ad requesting for parking. Lots of students not in their apartments/houses will probably sell you a spot for pretty cheap. I know my buddies used to do this for football games.


July 26th, 2016 at 10:09 AM ^

Right now (of course, it's early in the week), the weather forecast I'm seeing for AA on Saturday looks a-maize-ing (or would it now be a-amarillo-ing?)




Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.


July 26th, 2016 at 11:02 AM ^

There is a lot downtown on Ashley (1 block west of Main) behind Connor O'Neils, Gratzi, Chop House, etc. It will cost ~$12 probabaly if you are there all afternoon.

Park there, have lunch at any of the restaruants downtown (I suggest Jolly Pumpkin).

Then walk about a mile to the Stadium.

I've been doing that ever since Pioneer went to $50. 



July 26th, 2016 at 11:08 AM ^

Be ready to sit and wait when you leave. Leaving after the Man U game was unreal. Most of the crowd won't be used to the change in traffic patterns, or know where they are going.

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