Submitted by Cw1lly33 on September 8th, 2017 at 1:12 PM
Hey guys! Going to my first big house game tomorrow and am looking for the best places to park for tomorrow and how much money should I bring for parking. Can't wait for tomorrow morning to head up to Ann Arbor! Go Blue



September 8th, 2017 at 3:18 PM ^

The Burns Park neighborhood east of the stadium will work, too. Just drive until you stop seeing PARK HERE $ signs.

Also, unless you want to be in a parking lot, avoid I-94 around Ann Arbor Saline road in either direction. If you're coming from the south, go up US-23 a bit and then drive west through town. Approach your parking spot (lots of good suggestions here) from the north. It will be worth the extra driving. Ann Arbor isn't that big.

The Fugitive

September 8th, 2017 at 1:26 PM ^

Don't fall for the EZ Out parking. Sure, it's close to the stadium but you. will. be. TRAPPED. once the game is over.

If you are able, park off Stadium and Ardmoor And walk 1 mile. $0.

Edit: this works best if you're coming in off 94. Otherwise it won't be a good place to park.


September 8th, 2017 at 1:25 PM ^

Anywhere from free to $50. I'm going and parking at Fingerle Lumber and prepaid through park n party. I like to plan ahead and know exactly where I'm parking. Some people like to try and save money and find street parking once your there. All personal preference. The good thing about Fingerle is that I can leave the car there longer (until Sunday if I wanted to). That gives me the option of leaving if there and getting dinner or walking around campus after the game.

True Blue Grit

September 8th, 2017 at 1:28 PM ^

and south of Stadium.  Parking on the street is free.  The later you get there, the further west you may have to park.  But if you don't mind a little walk, it's fine.  There are people who charge for parking in their yards in there, but that's up  to you.  It's maybe $20-$30.  


September 8th, 2017 at 1:30 PM ^

went to the air show in Ypsilanti last weekend.  If they don't get some of that construction cleaned up around the 23/96 interchange, game day is going to be really, really ugly around there for a few weeks.

The Mad Hatter

September 8th, 2017 at 1:35 PM ^

park in a downtown structure (Maynard usually) and just walk to the Stadium.

I honestly couldn't say how much it costs.  $10 maybe?  But I stay for a long while after the game.


September 8th, 2017 at 1:35 PM ^

I usually park in the city lot behind Connor O'neill's and have a pregame/postgame beer or meal there or another place around there. A little hike to the stadium but should be a beautiful day.

Plus you can park the whole day for around 13 bucks.



September 8th, 2017 at 2:16 PM ^

Upgrade, at least.

I'd park south east of the stadium around Industrial/Stadium. You can find parking from $10-$30 depending on how close you want to be. But you're close to the golf course entrance off State if you want to walk through there and get some tailgating in.

At the end of the game, you can get back to 94/23 fairly easily by heading south to 94 or east to 23 (or both).


September 8th, 2017 at 1:46 PM ^

You can park at Briarwood Mall and take the shuttle at the hotel across the street. $1.50 each way per person. The shuttle runs every 20 minutes starting about 2 hours before kickoff, and it drops you off in front of Crisler. This isn't a great option if you want to tailgate (as there's very little of that atmosphere at the mall) but it's great if you're just looking for an easy, inexpensive way to get to and from the stadium. (I come in from 94.)


September 8th, 2017 at 5:16 PM ^

its been the Ohio State game and all the Buckeyes heading South but I have found parking South of the golf course area to be a complete nightmare getting out of town.


I usualy park somewhere else but OSU game brings in different game day scenarios for me, where I park is a breeze and I'm grateful for it.

House Mother

September 8th, 2017 at 7:07 PM ^

Pioneer opens at 6:00am. Expensive, though. $50. Lot only fills for really big games. You may have to park on grass, but should be fine for this game. It will be sunny tomorrow so lots of grass parking. On rainy days, they do limit grass parking.


September 8th, 2017 at 2:02 PM ^

The university structure across from West Quad. $20 and a quick out on Division to locations. east and north. Not great for getting to 23 south or 94 however.

I've just moved back to Ann Arbor and live west of the stadium near Stadium and Pauline. I plan to walk but how close can you get free street parking 30 mins to an hour before the game?



September 8th, 2017 at 2:40 PM ^

I'm in town from TN today through Sunday and plan on tailgating at the golf course. Where is the course, do I literally park at the course, how much to park there, and what time we need to be there to secure a spot there?


September 8th, 2017 at 5:25 PM ^

the stadium is the Ann Arbor Golf and Outing club.  If that's the place you're thinking of access is off Stadium or Main.  The U of M golf course is a good 3 wood down the road from the SE Michigan Stadium gate, access is off Stadium or State, its been years since i"ve gone there but I think they also have an access off Main.  UM Golf course is much more roomy in my opinion, AAGO is a much better party atmosphere with cars parked much tighter together.




September 8th, 2017 at 4:34 PM ^

Wolverine Tower is free and where all the people (vendors, ushers) who work the game park.  They even offer a free ride by bus to Crisler Center which is next to Michigan Stadium but pretty sure you need a ticket for the ride back.  But the walk is only a couple miles if I remember correctly.


September 8th, 2017 at 5:44 PM ^

As others said, Ardmoor if you're trying to park as close as possible. Being that it's your first game, you may want to park in the Burns Park Area, around Olivia and S. Forest and that neighborhood. That way you can walk over to Hill St. to and see the vibe of the students and the sea of maize and blue walking towards the stadium, if you're curious.