Michigan Stadium Guide for the Big Chill at the Big House

Nov. 1, 2010

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Automated teller machines are located at the north and south ends of the stadium.

Changing Tables are located in all restrooms at Michigan Stadium.

Michigan Stadium has a bag check area for guests who may have items that will not be allowed into the stadium (see the prohibited items list). The Bag Check area is located at Crisler Arena, Gate E (North-East corner of Crisler Arena). Guests must take their prohibited items to their vehicle or to the Bag Check Area. A claim check will be given to them that should be retained to claim their checked items. The following items may not be checked: Cash, Alcohol, Illegal Drugs, Food, Video Cameras, Cameras and Weapons. By using this service, you assume all risk of loss for checked items. Items must be picked up within 45 minutes after the end of the football game. If not claimed within the 45 minute time-frame, please call Crisler Arena (734-998-7025) the Monday following the game to claim your item. Items not claimed within 10 days will be discarded. Please note that fans are advised to leave prohibited items at home to avoid the long lines at the Bag Check area.

Single-frame flash photography is allowed. All forms of video and motion-picture cameras are strictly prohibited. Guests are also forbidden to use lighting or camera support pods at Michigan Stadium.

Full service concession stands are available around the stadium concourse. Concession services are managed by Sodexo, Inc.

From Detroit Metro Airport or Points East:
Take I-94 West to Ann Arbor-Saline Road exit (#175). Turn right. As you travel north, Ann-Arbor Saline Road will turn into Main Street. Michigan Stadium is located at the northeast corner of Main Street and Stadium Boulevard.

From Chicago or Points West:
Take I-94 East to Ann Arbor-Saline Road exit (#175). Turn left and follow Ann Arbor-Saline as it turns into Main Street. Michigan Stadium is located at the northeast corner of Main Street and Stadium Boulevard.

From Toledo or Points South:
Take US 23 north to I-94 West. Follow directions above from Detroit Metro Airport.

Michigan Stadium has 14 elevators available for use by guests holding tickets to premium seating areas (Suites and Club Level) as well as by guests with a disability. The locations of the elevators are indicated on the map.

Guests are not permitted to leave Michigan Stadium and return on the same ticket. Re-admittance to Michigan Stadium will be allowed only in the case of an emergency. Those needing to exit Michigan Stadium for this purpose must see the Gate Supervisor through which they exit/re-enter prior to exiting.

Family restrooms locations are indicated on the Stadium map.

Guests using foul language, making obscene gestures, or appearing inebriated will be ejected from Michigan Stadium. Any fan entering the field of play or throwing objects in the stands or onto the field will face arrest and prosecution. If someone is interfering with your enjoyment of the game, please contact a Michigan Stadium Event Staff member for assistance.

Emergency medical technicians, doctors and ambulances are at Michigan Stadium during all games. Should you require medical assistance, please see a Michigan Stadium Event Staff member or go to the First Aid building, located west of Entry Gate 9. In addition, American Red Cross personnel are also located throughout the stadium seating areas and are available for assistance.

Michigan Stadium gates open two hours prior to game time. Entry points for club and suite level ticket holders open at 2.5 hours prior to game time. The east side entry is located at the Forbes Family Lobby off the Blue Lot parking area. The west side entry is in the Ross Tower lobby located off of Main St. just south of Gate 8.

Game Day: Found items can be given to a Michigan Stadium Event Staff member, a Department of Public Safety Officer or taken to Guest Services at Gate 9. Anyone wishing to inquire about a lost item may do so at Gate 9 Guest Services.

Subsequent to Game Day: Items of value (cameras, wallets, IDs, glasses, etc.) are collected postgame and taken to DPS on Monday. Persons who have lost articles may call DPS at (734) 763-3434 on the Tuesday following the game. Less valuable items (hats, gloves, ponchos, etc.) will be kept at Gate 9 Guest Services for a week and then discarded.

The designated entry point for media as well as media will call is located at the Levine tower lobby located just north of Gate 4.

MHEALTHY M Healthy logo
The Athletic Department along with its concessions partner, Sodexo, has partnered with MHealthy, the University of Michigan's Health and Well-Being Service, to ensure that guests have and are aware of healthier food options at Michigan Stadium. For more information regarding this program, visit www.mhealthy.umich.edu/goodchoice. Look for the MHealthy logo at Michigan Stadium Concession stands to make a healthier food choice.

Access to game day/cash sales parking is available on a weather permitting basis at the University of Michigan Golf Course from three locations: State Street, Stadium Blvd/Green Lot, and Main Street. Game day/cash sales parking is also available at Pioneer High School from Main Street, Ann Arbor Golf and Outing from Stadium Boulevard, Maize Lot from State St just south of the Varsity Tennis Center, the University of Michigan Driving Range from S. Main Street, and the Red Lot from State St. For a more detailed list of parking lots, rates, availability, location and courtesy shuttle schedules, please visit Parking Information for Football Game Days.

Designated entry points have been set up for club and suite level ticket holders on both the east and west side of the Stadium. The east side entry is located at the Forbes Family Lobby off the Blue Lot parking area. The west side entry is in the Ross Tower Lobby located off of Main St. just south of Gate 8.

Official souvenir programs are available from vendors in parking lots and inside the stadium gates. Officially licensed University of Michigan souvenirs are available at M Den shops located around the stadium concourse and outside the gates.

For emergency procedures, instructions for maintaining a safe environment at Michigan Stadium, and lists of permitted and prohibited items, visit the Safety at Michigan Stadium page.

For the health and enjoyment of all guests, smoking is prohibited in ALL areas of Michigan Stadium. In addition, guests wanting to leave and smoke may not re-enter the stadium. The enforcement of this regulation depends on the cooperation, consideration, and good faith of smokers and nonsmokers alike. It is the responsibility of all fans to observe the no-smoking regulation.

The upper concourses on both the east and west side of Michigan Stadium can be accessed by the public stair towers in the 4 corners of the new structures. These concourses will allow guests, particularly those in the upper rows of the sideline to freely move about the stadium and also provide additional bathroom and concession areas.

Guests needing to make a phone call should visit Guest Services at Gate 9 to use the Stadium Courtesy Phone.

Michigan Stadium gates will be open two hours prior to kick-off. Suites and Club Level Areas open 2.5 hours prior to kick-off. 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. Tickets cannot be refunded or replaced if lost, stolen, or destroyed. Children of all ages must have tickets for admission. Please hold on to your ticket stub at all times.

In order to expedite the high volume of vehicles leaving Ann Arbor following the game, traffic on Main Street from Stadium Boulevard to I-94 is one way heading south.

AATA will be running the same shuttles it does for home football games. Please go to www.theride.org for more information. Using this service is highly recommended for the Big Chill at the Big House due to the anticipated parking and traffic congestion.

Water fountains are located throughout the public concourses at Michigan Stadium. Please ask event staff for their nearest location. In addition, cups of water may be obtained for free from any concession stand with soda dispensing capability.

Premium Seating East Side: Forbes Family Lobby off Blue Lot parking area
Premium Seating West Side: Ross Tower Lobby, south of Gate 8
Public: Crisler Arena, Gate A
Student: Gate 9, north end of the Michigan Stadium
NOTE: All open at 2.5 hours prior to game time