Athletics Campus Football Parking Map
Football Parking Inventory (2012 Season)
2012 Football Traffic and Parking Update
Courtesy Shuttle Service
Check Road Construction Status on MDOT's Site
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 day of game/cash sale parking. Please go to the Football Parking Lot Information website for a list of options and prices.
NOTE: Radio stations WAAM (1600 AM), WJR (760 AM), WTKA (1050 AM) and WWJ (950 AM) carry game day weather and parking information.
Pioneer High School: RV's are allowed to park in the appropriate Pioneer High School lot beginning at 10:00pm on Game Day Fridays. No one will be permitted to enter the lot before that time. Only Season Reserved RV patrons will be assigned a numbered space. All other parking is first come, first serve. Information about parking at Pioneer High School can be found on their parking website at www.michiganeventparking.com.
Brown Lot (Varsity Tennis Center): RV's (with a permit or paying the appropriate fee) may park at the Brown Lot on Saturday morning beginning at 7:00am. RV's are welcome to stay in the Brown Lot until Sunday at Noon.
Blue Lot: RV's may only access the blue lot with a Blue Lot RV permit. There are no day-of-game cash sales for RV's at the blue lot. All RV's will be directed to the RV parking area in the blue lot.
Questions about the RV parking may be answered by calling the Athletic Department Ticket Office (866-296-6849), the Event Management Office (734-647-9760), or Ann Arbor Public Schools/Michigan Event Parking (Pioneer Site Questions - 734-358-7275).
Parking for Persons with a Disability
Please see the Guide for Guests with Disabilities for information about handicapped parking.
AATA Shuttle Service
The Ann Arbor Transit Authority (AATA) offers shuttle service between Michigan Stadium and Ann Arbor hotels and motels, UM Parking Structures and lots, the Michigan Union, and downtown Ann Arbor. The Football Ride runs approximately every twenty minutes beginning two hours before game time, and drops off passengers at Gate 2. Shuttles run for approximately 60 minutes after the game and pick up passengers at the assigned location outside Gate 2. During inclement weather, such as rain or heavy snow, the shuttle will run throughout the game. For more information on the Football Ride, call AATA at (734) 973-6500 or visit theride.org/football.asp.
Parking Policies and Procedures
Parking and Traffic
- The University of Michigan will not be responsible for loss of or damage to vehicles, or their contents, parked for a football game.
- Holders of football permits should clearly display their permits from the rearview mirror of their cars to assist parking personnel in directing them to the proper lots. Permits should be displayed at all times (even when entering the game) to avoid being towed.
- All drivers should be alert to instructions from the uniformed police officers and parking personnel who will be directing traffic.
- Patrons are reminded that normal parking regulations apply on game day. Vehicles parked in fire lanes, at the end of aisles, and in any other illegal location will be ticketed and/or towed. If you are unable to find a legal parking space, please see a parking attendant for assistance.
- Spaces are available on a first-come, first serve basis. If you arrive at your designated lot and it is full, you will be directed to the next available lot.
- Spaces may not be reserved for vehicles arriving later unless authorized by the UM Athletic Department.
- Overnight parking is prohibited in all UM Football game-day parking lots.
- Vehicles should vacate all lots within two hours after the game or vehicles will be towed.
- In order to gain admittance to those handicap-designated parking areas that require a parking permit, your vehicle must display both a state-issued disability placard/license plate as well as the appropriate UM Athletic Department football game day handicap parking permit for that lot. You must park in the handicap-designated parking area for which you have a permit and not in the general parking areas within your assigned lot.
- After the game, Main Street/Ann Arbor-Saline Road is one way southbound from Michigan Stadium to Interstate-94. Post-game southbound traffic along South Main Street will include stop-and-go traffic signals at the Scio Church/South Main and Ann Arbor-Saline/South Main intersections. This is intended to provide safer crossing opportunities for pedestrians. The traffic signal operation will be manually controlled and activated when pedestrians accumulate at the crosswalks.
- AUTO passes allow vehicles to park in one (1) designated space. Tailgate accessory equipment shall be placed in accordance with the requirements set forth below.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- If you are using a generator, fill its tank before arriving to the campus and refrain from bringing additional fuel sources. If you must bring additional fuel for any reason, please limit the quantity and make sure it is always stored in a secure, well ventilated cool location. Generators must be placed a minimum of 25 feet from any structure including tents, canopies, tarps, or other combustible materials. These same requirements should be applied to the use and storage of propane grills or heaters. Also, please be reminded that grills, generators and other heat producing appliances are not permitted in University parking structures.
- If you are planning to bring heat producing appliances or generators, it is highly recommended that you also maintain a suitable fire extinguisher as a part of your standard tailgating equipment.
- Please be considerate of other patrons when using your generator. If your generator is loud and creating a disturbance for other patrons, parking employees or University officials may ask that you turn it off or move to a location where it will not create a disturbance for others.
- Because of their inherent safety risks, unauthorized use of wood /charcoal grills, or other solid fuel burning heating type devices (i.e., portable fireplaces) is not permitted on university property.
- If you are setting up tents, awnings, chairs, tables, TV's or other equipment for your tailgate, please consider pedestrian access, building or emergency vehicle access. Also, please avoid setting up in areas that may cause damage to University grounds.
- 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 flags, balloons, signs or the like 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 UM lots or in a manner that would obstruct UM signage is strictly prohibited.
For more information regarding the purchase of parking permits, please call the Premium Seating & Transportation team at 734-764-5322.