Welcome to Ann Arbor, Trojans! 

September 21, 2024 - 3:30pm kickoff

Ann Arbor welcomes USC fans for their inaugural Big Ten match-up, bringing together the two teams after more than 15 years. Here's everything USC visitors need to know for an enjoyable game day and weekend visit. 

Ann Arbor is many things, including a bustling university town, culinary hotspot, and a tech hub with a walkable downtown that includes world-class arts and culture. Located in southeast Michigan's Lower Peninsula, Ann Arbor lies at the center of a greater collection of communities in Washtenaw County. 

The BIG House

Michigan Stadium, affectionately known as "The Big House" by University of Michigan students, alumni, and fans across the world, is the largest stadium in the United States. The Big House, boasts a seating capacity of 107,601, but it has hosted crowds in excess of 115,000.

Gates to Michigan Stadium open two hours prior to kick-off. It is important to know what items you can and cannot bring inside of Michigan Stadium. Of particular note, bags (including purses, clear bags, fanny packs, crossbody bags, etc.) of any size are not allowed, and fans are encouraged to bring ONLY necessary items to football games at Michigan Stadium. All subjects and items are subject to search.

Ticketing help and visiting team will call is located inside Crisler Center, with access at the Northeast entry. The Crisler Center is located directly east of The Stadium on Stadium Blvd.

Tailgating

Photos for U-M Tailgating

Tailgating is one of the best parts of football season! Take part in the tailgating experience before, during, or after the game. Make sure to get there early for the best spots. Some great places to tailgate:

Vehicles and RVs should vacate all lots within two hours after the game or vehicles will be towed.  

Transportation

Parking

Parking and Tailgating at U-M football game

There are many parking options within walking distance to the stadium. View parking information for game days from the University of Michigan

Some favorite parking locations for visitors include:

Consuming Safely

Health and Safety


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