Walking-Distance Lodgings for Football at The Big House available

First Street Garden Inn is the downtown Ann Arbor Bed and Breakfast with the ideal location for U of M football fans. And we still have a few openings for game days on Sept 8-9 and 15-16, and Oct. 27-28.

Maximize your weekend visit with other Ann Arbor Events, including:

Sept 8-9, 2017 ~ A2 Jazz Fest Fri, 7-10pm & Sat 12-10pm    A2 Jazz Fest Committee:  https://www.a2jazzfest.com 

Sept 12-17, 2017 ~ UMS Every Brilliant Thing

University of Michigan University Musical Society  Performance in Arthur Miller Theatre and the Power Center

Oct 27 ~ U of M Bicentennial finale planned at Third Century Expo 4-7 pm  Location:  U of M Central Campus

For New Visitors to The Big House

The University of Michigan football stadium is affectionately known as “The Big House” as it’s the biggest stadium in the US and third largest in the world. Official capacity is 107,501, but actual attendance reaches over 110,000.  In fact, the stadium holds the last two largest crowd records (2013 and 2011) for college football games, both against Notre Dame. You can arrange tours of the Stadium if you’d like to see behind the scenes.

Getting There

The Big House’s address is 1201 S Main Street, located on the corner of Stadium Road and Main Street just south of Downtown Ann Arbor. It is within walking distance of the UM sports complex, Crisler Arena, Yost Arena, the UM Law School and Ross Business School, plus many other UM buildings and facilities. If you are attending an event at The Big House, you can find helpful visitor information at the Athletic News website.

Getting Around Town

Parking anywhere near downtown Ann Arbor on game days can be likened to a no-holds-barred free-for-all. Many people park on side streets in the Old West Side neighborhood and hike in. Many nearby businesses, churches, and private citizens rent space in their lots. Pioneer High School (across from the stadium) partners with the Stadium for reserved parking. You can also try their Park-n-Party site for a reservation. Information about Ann Arbor transportation is on the AATA – The Ride ~ City Bus website or the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority site.

Eats & Drinks

For information about places to eat and drink within walking distance of the stadium, visit the PureMichigan visitor’s bureau website or the Ann Arbor Area Visitor’s Bureau.  For more “Foodie” type information (the story behind the food you eat), try the Discover Our Town Guide or the Edible Wow Magazine guide.

Accommodations (when First Street Garden Inn is not available)

Many Ann Arbor Bed & Breakfasts are within walking distance of the stadium. Go to the B&B Association site for a list. TripAdvisor and Yelp have good hotel/motel lists with reviews.

For more events in and around Ann Arbor, see our August Events Guide.


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