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Just booked a hotel in Ypisilanti. Is that too far from the stadium? I had rewards points with Marriot. Also, which section do we sit in and whats the best way of going to get tickets.
you're about 6 months too early to be asking these questions
"Those Who Stay...Will be Champions"
I plan ahead. gets busy during fball season
It's about a 15 minute drive to the stadium from the Ypsi Marriot IIRC. You'll be around Eastern Michigan. Not as much stuff going on as in AA, but close enough to the city.
I'm sure OSU will be offering tickets through the AD (that's what Michigan does at least) but you're usually way up in the top in the South Endzone or pretty close in the left endzone. If the OSU AD doesn't sell tickets, you can always find some on Stubhub or online anywhere.
Haven't been in the Big House for two years, but this is from my experience as a student:
- Opponents seats are primarily in sections 5-10R and sometimes go as far as sections 19.
- A hotel in Ypsi might not be too far, but you may want to get closer as you would probably need to drive to the stadium and parking around then can always be a pain (both time and cost). If you can get closer and walk I would recommend it. There are hotels south of the stadium along State St. that run shuttles to/from the game as an option as well, and those are usually pretty cheap.
- Best way of going about getting tickets I am not sure. Keep an eye on the usual ticket selling websites and try and buy as early as possible to save money.
"Isn't it amazing what somebody will do when he can't bunt." - Vin Scully
Thanks. I was hoping to taxi on down to AA on friday night/early saturday morning. Is that feasible?
Just walk it. dont be such a puss.
Yeah, you should be able to take a taxi, but you'll probably have to call one if you're staying in Ypsi. As for tickets, even though it's The Game, I've always been a fan of waiting until game day and scalping. The people selling them really need to get rid of them and you can get your best deals that way.
Yeah as long as you arrange it beforehand.
Ok good. Figured the marriot would be easy enough to book it through the front desk of the hotel. I was just making sure im not staying out in left field. Got the hotel for free so i dont want to ask the others to pay for one just to get closer.
Locate Woodward Ave. and take it about 15 minutes into Detroit. Turn left or right (doesn't matter), drive for about 10 minutes, then park your car. Exit your vehicle and just start walking back the way you came. You'll be there in no time.
P.S., the above directions work much better if you're driving at night. That would be my recommendation.
P.P.S. Go Blue
I hope there are bed bugs in your room, and you get food poisoning from your meal.
Enjoy the game.
I would wait and buy tickets day of the game...I did this in 2009 and bought Section 1 seats at face value...
Ypsi is 15 to 20 minutes out. You def don't want to try to get a taxi in on game day though. Getting one won't be a prob, but sitting in a taxi with the meter running for an hour sounds brutal.
I'm gonna go ahead and assume that that won't be possible this year
Depending on when he leaves the hotel. If he leaves the hotel at say 8 am he probably wouldn't have too much of a problem.
Ya the gameplan would be to get down there early and have the taxi drop us close to the bars and just keep walking getting closer to the stadium while grabbing drinks at the watering holes.
You should just get a hotel in Ann Arbor thats in actual walking distance to the stadium. I assume there would be some vacancy right now, so I would jump on that. I know your hotel room is free, but factor in the extra costs of the taxi ride, time cost/premium and possible inconvenience with traffic an other issue being that far, and it makes sense to be closer to Ann Arbor.
Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if those were all booked by now.
Unless you go through hotels.com or something its all pretty much booked. I found some low budget hotels around 200 bucks a night.
Yeah, I booked two nights at the residence in in January for the Notre Dame game for close to $300 per night. Hotels near the stadium do not stay around long and are definitely not cheap.
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