Updated for 2014 Season
Athletic officials and law enforcement personnel have completed emergency response plans for a variety of situations at Michigan Stadium. We hope these emergencies never occur, but we are prepared if they do. This information will help you know what to do to contribute to a safe environment for all.
What You Should Do
Based on the nature of a specific event or emergency, directions to fans and staff will be communicated via public address announcements and video scoreboard messages. Emergency sheltering locations may include Crisler Center, Ann Arbor Pioneer High School and other nearby Athletics facilities. Fans are requested to listen to announcements and remain seated until instructed otherwise.
What Not To Do
In order to keep the Big House a safe environment for all, we remind you about three key stipulations of the University of Michigan ordinance of the Board of Regents:
- Alcohol, possession and/or consumption, is prohibited at all athletic events inside the stadium.
- No person shall throw, project or drop any projectile or object that could cause injury in the spectator or playing area.
- Unauthorized entry onto the playing field before, during or after the game is prohibited.
Violation of these articles of the University ordinance shall constitute a civil infraction and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $50 plus court costs.
What to Bring
Fans are encouraged to bring ONLY necessary items to football games at Michigan Stadium. Suites and Club Level areas open two-and-one-half hours prior to kickoff. Suite and Club Level ticket holders may access these areas at that time through their designated entrances on the east and west sides of the stadium. All other gates open two hours before kickoff -- please plan to arrive within the first hour. All items carried to the stadium are subject to search.
- Permitted Items
Foam seat pads
Small non-pocket seat cushions without zippers or storage slots
Binoculars -- but cases are not allowed
Cell phones and pagers
Small cameras (those with a lens shorter than 6 inches) and radios
Blankets and rain apparel -- but no umbrellas
- Prohibited Items
All bags (including purses)
All bottles (including all types of water bottles)
Seat cushions containing any type of metal or those with pockets, zippers, storage slots,
seat backs, arm rests, or attachments of any kind
Containers of any kind (including coolers, thermoses, cups, cans, flasks)
Aerosol and spray cans
Flags and flagpoles
Food of any kind
Apparel or signage displaying profane or abusive language
Video cameras and tripods
Projectile toys (including footballs, Frisbees and beach balls)
Changes in national and regional security levels may affect security procedures at Michigan Stadium. Medical exceptions will be addressed individually at the gates. Those requiring necessary items (e.g., diapers for a baby, medical prescriptions, etc.) are encouraged to carry them into the stadium in a clear plastic bag.
We appreciate your cooperation with these security measures. Enjoy the game!