In Ann Arbor, Michigan football game day is the most exciting day especially for Wolverine fans. Opening day in particular is when things get really crazy so be mindful of what time you get to the stadium for the game. Here are some key places to eat/drink and places to park for fans that are visiting the Big House for the football game.
Places To Eat And Drink On Game Day
This bar is the closest to the Big House, plus it is a favorite place over 50 years for all Michigan fans to drink some very delicious craft beer and eat burgers! It is open from 8:30 AM to 2 AM on Saturday.
This more than 30 year old craft beer bar has a variety of beer for everyone to try, but they are famous for their Belgian beers and got recognition from the state of Michigan for it! They are opened from 11:30 AM to 2 AM on Saturday.
Wolverine State Brewing Company
Lagers and a different variety of food are served at this bar and they do a good job despite being in the middle of an expansion. Opened from noon to 1 AM on Saturday.
Benny’s Family Dining
This classic diner serves coney dogs and a variety of breakfast food for everyone to choose. The crew is very seasoned and friendly and is also mentioned in Michael Phelps’s autobiography. Plus, it is a short walk to the stadium! Open from 6 AM to 9 PM on Sat.
Krazy Jim’s Blimpy Burgers
Do not skip out on Blimpy Burgers because they serve their famous sliders, fried veggies which is really, really good! Like several places, they are a short walk from Michigan Stadium! Opened from 11 AM to 9 PM on Saturday.
Places To Park
This is where people have the most trouble because parking for Michigan games can be a headache even for the seasoned fans! An important tip is to arrive as early as possible to find a parking spot so that it will be more convenient to park on game day.
These parking lots such as Blue Lot, Champions East and Green Lot are for people who have permits so it is important to look at the sign in regards to those places! They open up really early between 6 AM and 7 AM and only the Blue Lot allows RVs access. For the Green Lot, they do have game day parking with a fee of $50 for people who have cash. If you want to park in a parking structure that has a permit, Coliseum, Division St and Hoover St all have permit parking.
Pioneer High School, Blue Lot, Brown Lot and Maize Lot are the only parking places that have RV access. The Blue Lot only allows permits while the Brown Lot has an $80 fee for RVs to park, Maize Lot with an $20 fee and Pioneer High School is the most expensive parking place for RVs at $350.
General Parking With Parking Fee
Pioneer High School is the most popular place to park for cars, for reserved spots, permits must be shown while regular parking costs $50. Green Lot costs $50, Brown Lot has the option of a permit or $20, Maize Lot has a $20 parking fee, the UM golf course parking has a fee of $40 while the driving range has a $20 fee, the Ann Arbor golf parking place has a $50/$60 fee and the Thompson, Hill and Division St structure have a parking fee between $20 to $40.