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​​How Do I Get To Michigan Stadium?

Michigan Stadium 1201 S. Main St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104-3722

From Detroit Metro ​Airport and points east: Take I-94 west to Ann Arbor-Saline Road (exit 175). Turn right and follow Ann Arbor-Saline Road as it turns into Main Street, going north for approximately 1 1/2 miles. Michigan Stadium is on the northeast corner of Main Street and Stadium Boulevard.
From Chicago and points west: Take I-94 east to Ann Arbor-Saline Road (exit 175). Turn left and follow Ann Arbor-Saline Road as it turns into Main Street, going north for approximately 1 1/2 miles. Michigan Stadium is on the northeast corner of Main Street and Stadium Boulevard.
From Toledo and points south: Take U.S. 23 north to I-94 west. Follow directions from Detroit Metro Airport.
From Flint and points north: Take U.S. 23 south to I-94 west. Follow directions from Detroit Metro Airport.​

​What Can I Bring into Michigan Stadium?

Fans are encouraged to bring ONLY necessary items to football games at Michigan Stadium. All subjects and items are subject to search.​

​​University Of Michigan Game Day Parking​​​​

There are a number of parking options around Michigan Stadium on football game days. Many lots are permit-only, but there are also numerous options for guests looking for game day parking.

​Parking at Pioneer High School​

Gates open for parking as 6:00 a.m. for games beginning between noon and 3:00 p.m.

Gates open for parking at noon for evening games.​

On-street Parking Restrictions

Scheduled 2024​ stadium ev​​ents with on-street parking restrictions in effect 8 a.m.-midnight are:

  • Michigan Spring Football game, Saturday, April 20, 12 p.m. ; regular-season home games - Saturdays, Aug. 31; Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct. 26; Nov.​ 2, 23​​.

  • University o​f Michigan graduati​on on May 4​.U-M_Stadium_Events_Parking_Restrictions_MAP_2019-Snyder_extended_west.jpg

(S​ubject to change; please check this page - and the U-M football schedule site​ - regularly if event parking r​estrictions are a concern.)​​

On-street parking restrictions will be in effect 8 a.m. to midnight on University of Michigan home football game days and other stadium events as indicated per City Council resolution. Click here for the on-street parking restrictions map (also pictured right)​ (PDF). Signage is also displayed in the U-M Stadium area(s) to promote the events-parking hotline number for residents and visitors with questions: 734.794.6444. Be aware that vehicles may​ be towed during the 8 a.m.-midnight enforcement hours on the designated stadium-event dates. Residents and visitors interested in information about the specific stadium events can visit​.​

MainStreet Ann Arbor Social District​​


Hours of operation: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. / Daily

Within the Main Street Ann Arbor Social District, highlighted in blue, patrons of participating restaurants, pubs and breweries may carry an open alcoholic beverage in a designated container. 

AAATA Shuttle Service​

The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA) offers shuttle service between Michigan Stadium and Ann Arbor hotels and motels, U-M Parking Structures and lots, the Michigan Union, and downtown Ann Arbor. The FootballRide runs approximately every 20 minutes beginning two hours before game time with the last shuttles leaving 30 minutes before kickoff. Passengers will be dropped off at Gate 2 of Michigan Stadium. Mobile tickets or cash (exact change only) are required for use. For more information on the FootballRide, call AAATA at 734.996.0400 or visit the AAATA site.​

Destination Ann Arbor

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Tailgating Policies and Procedures

RV passes allow RVs four (4) spaces, and they must not expand past their four (4) designated spaces. The full vehicle including awnings, expansion sides, mirrors, tables, chairs, coolers, etc. must stay within the lined parking spaces allotted.

Tailgate accessory equipment may NOT be placed in any designated parking space unless it is one of the four (4) spaces designated for an RV.

Tailgate equipment may not extend beyond marked lines or be placed into roadways/driveways in a manner in which it impedes traffic. Parking Lot personnel will have the final decision on whether equipment impedes traffic or not.

The following safety regulations must be followed in any U-M game ​​​​day parking lots: generators should be placed a minimum of 25' from any structure, including tents, canopies, tarps or other combustible material; fuel for appliances, generators and grills should be limited and stored in a secure, well-ventilated and cool location; a suitable fire extinguisher must be maintained if such tailgating equipment is present. If your generator is loud and creating a disturbance, parking attendants or University officials may ask that you turn it off or move to a location where it will not create a disturbance for others.

Space is very limited; throwing of footballs or other objects should be kept to minimal distances and out of roadways and other tailgater's areas. Repeat offenders may have their objects confiscated. Please be considerate of other fans trying to park in the lot.

Fans may not display flags, balloons, signs or the like (collectively, "Signs") more than 20 feet above the parking lot surface and must ensure that any Signs are displayed only within the limits of the parking space (for AUTOS) or the four (4) parking spaces (for RVs) authorized for use by their vehicle; posting of Signs in common areas of the U-M lots or in a manner that would obstruct U-M signage is strictly prohibited.​

Main Street Closure​​s​​

Approved_U-M_Football_Game_Closures_2015.jpgMain Stree​t closu​res will again be in place during the 2024 University of Michigan football season. 

These closures will occur for all U-M home football games, beginning with the home opener Saturday, ​August​ 31. The scheduled closures are the same as those during the past several football seasons:       

  • ​South Main Street between Pauline and Stadium.

  • East Keech Street between South Main and Greene streets, limiting access to parking permit holders on Greene Street from East Hoover to Keech streets.

The duration of these closures will be three hours prior to each game (i.e., beginning at 9 a.m. for the Sept. 7 noon game) until the end of each game. The exception is southbound South Main Street, which will be closed one hour prior to the games (i.e., beginning at 11 a.m. Sept. 7) until the end of each game.

See a map of these closures​ (PDF) above. 

Fans travelling to and from the games should also be aware of other road and lane closures around the city due to construction projects. A listing of road and lane closures is posted at, where the option to subscribe for alerts when new information is available can also be found.​​

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