Tailgating Questions

Submitted by UMFanInFlorida on November 16th, 2018 at 9:49 AM

Good morning... after a year off, my family and I are planning our annual trip to the big house tomorrow. Our plan A this year was Pioneer HS which we’ve heard is sold out, so now we have a couple questions..

  • We’ve tailgated on the golf course before, but one in our group found on parknparty.com which offers reservations for AAGOC that charcoal grills are banned. Are there different “golf course” locations? I’m thinking there might be, b/c we’ve never had any issues with charcoal in the past when we’ve parked on the course from state st.
  • any word on whether or not the golf course will be open yet with all the precipitation the last couple days?
  • assuming the golf course is out for any of these reasons (closed, charcoal), are there any other good venues we should check out?

thanks! Assuming we can still find a place to grill, feel free to stop by for a jalapeño popper!



November 16th, 2018 at 9:55 AM ^

If you went on a golf course from State St that would be UofM's golf course not AAGO.  

Pioneer may be sold out on Park N Party but as of now there will be cash sales on Saturday.  Last home game they announced pass only for Pioneer on Friday early afternoon on Ann Arbor Public Schools facebook page due to the grass areas they park cars on being too wet.  

If you want to still try for Pioneer in the morning just follow Michigan Event Parking on facebook/twitter or you can go to their website michiganeventparking.com this evening to see if there are any updates.  

Have not heard of any closures yet but it is still early and I have heard there they got a good amount of snow in AA this week.  


November 16th, 2018 at 12:15 PM ^

I just read a personal post of a Michigan Event Parking employee that stated that as of NOW the grass at Pioneer High School will be open; he did state that he was told that if they start parking cars tomorrow and conditions get worse (mushy) obviously parked cars will be fine to stay but they may stop parking additional cars.  So the word of advice was to get there early. 


November 16th, 2018 at 9:57 AM ^

I may not be able to go to the game tomorrow. I could sell you a great reserved spot right on Stadium, across from Pioneer high school, and also my 2 tickets. 


November 16th, 2018 at 5:26 PM ^

For the PSU game how early did you get there before the gates opened? and how long did it take to find parking? I’m asking because I’m planning on driving up for the game, but I’ve got a 3 hour drive and not planning on tailgating, so trying to figure out how early to leave based on how difficult parking may be?


November 16th, 2018 at 10:40 AM ^

I'm not sure if the courses (UofM Golf and AAGO) are open tomorrow.  If you come up Main you can choose between golf courses and Pioneer.  Pioneer only pre sells a fraction of their spots on ParknParty.  There are no charcoal grills allowed at the golf course but they are allowd at Pioneer.  To check on parking updates at AAGO call 734-663-4044 x6.  Last week when there wasn't much parking near the stadium we sat at BWW, watched the early games and took Uber back and forth (not the same experience but $5 pitchers).  

True Blue Grit

November 16th, 2018 at 11:14 AM ^

In driving by the AAGO course and Pioneer this a.m., I can report both are snow covered.  So, that will likely cause a limit in parking like the Penn State game.  The Pioneer grass areas are likely to be closed, but I haven't heard for sure.  But if you can park in any of those places, dress accordingly - especially water-proof boots/shoes.  


November 16th, 2018 at 11:26 AM ^

I’m going to be going to my first game in a very long time, just moved back into the area. What time do you think they are going to start to let people into the stadium? 

And im sure parking is going to be the biggest pain


November 16th, 2018 at 11:26 AM ^

They need to move the facilities operations to NCRC already. Then the Athletics department can take those buildings, bulldoze them, and create a tailgating oasis.