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Hey all! Haven't stopped over here in a while. Hope all is well.
Though every Spartan fiber within me tells me not to, I am heading down to AA for the UM spring game this Saturday. Taking the girlfriend who is a diehard Wolverine (damn I'm a good boyfriend). Anyway, I have some questions for you guys pertaining to the game and the AA area.
- Where is the best place to park for the spring game? Do they charge $$?
- What time should we get there? Obviously there won't be 110,000 people but we will probably want to wander around the stands before it fills up.
- Is it possible to get on the field before or after the game? Doubt it but it's worth asking.
- After the game, where is the best place to head? Looking for some good food, maybe some cool little shops and some Michigan shops (MDen or whatever).
- Recommendations for unique Ann Arbor restaurants?
- Any other recommendations you can think of?
Any help appreciated! Keep an eye out for me on Saturday. I'll be the college student rockin' the Spartan gear that looks like I want to blow my brains out haha
Go to zingermans, the resteruant, and get a chicken fried steak. Trust me.
This post was edited by MaizeandBlue21 2 years ago
What are the chances you'll commit to UM?
Wow, that's very nice of you. Kudos. Great to have you here as well!
I'm not sure how parking differs from regular gamedays, so I can't answer that. As a student I don't mess around with parking. I'm sure there will be a lot of places around Packard, Hoover and State street to park. Ann Arbor Pioneer will probably be open to park in as well.
As for timing, you don't need to get there very early. IIRC, the alumni flag football game starts at 10 and is usually entertaining-ish, but the "game" doesn't start till 12. You can really get there any time you want. I'd recommend getting to the stadium around 11:00 or 11:30 to watch some of the flag football game and get good seats for the spring game. I would also recommend staying for the lacrosse game at the Big House that's right after the spring game if your timing works.
I wouldn't think you can go on the field, but it's possible. Definitely not after because the lacrosse game will be starting and they'll be prepping for that. Maybe if one of the sides has a good win, we can rush the field to celebrate.
Great places for food after the game: Blimpy Burger, Maize and Blue Deli, and Zingerman's are the classic Ann Arbor places that are delicious as hell.
Other places you can stop by: just walking down State Street (near the Union, State Theatre, and North U), you'll pass a ton of places that you can just walk in and look around. Also down South U there's a lot of fun stores.
I'll be in the stadium and around all day, so PM me if you have any questions or if I can show you some good places. I'll be the guy in Michigan gear!
Oh sh!t, that is hilarious.
Eat at Blimpy Burger. I drive to Ann Arbor from Detroit sometimes just to eat there.
I parked in some neighborhood close to the stadium last year for free. I remember some businesses close to the stadium charged but can't remember how much (maybe $5-10).
If you want a sit-down place, go to Seva.
Yeah, I know there's some stigma with a vegetarian place, but their food is probably the best food in town. I recommend the yam fries and (if you like pesto) pizza pesto sandwich. Additionally, there should be a comedy show in a club downstairs and there's a (dance) club kitty corner to it.
Honestly though, nearly all the food in Ann Arbor is amazing.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by ScoutExile 2 years ago
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by blayze714 2 years ago
was disappointed by blimpy last time i was in AA, also the Cuban restaurant up there is pretty damn good(name escapes me)
Club Kitty? Hmmmm...
Did you have a good time? What did you think of the stadium? How were the fans?
This post was edited by xxmgobluexx 2 years ago
Even if he liked it, he wouldn't admit it.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by buttesnake 2 years ago
Go Blue & Gig Em'!
Man, he's just wayyy too cool for us. I wish I could be more like him. What a cool guy
This post was edited by Ducksworth 2 years ago
Hey man you well get there eventually don't worry.
Had a good time. I was disappointed that they didn't keep score and the game wasn't really structured like an actual game but it was still cool. Been to Michigan Stadium several times so it wasn't anything new for me. Fans were fine, some light hearted trash talk but nothing bad. Was wearing a Cleveland Indians shirt with an MSU jacket and hat so I pretty much just pissed everyone off haha. Girlfriend loved it and had a blast which I suppose is what mattered.
Stuck around for the lacrosse game after which was cool. I don't really understand all the rules to the game but it was fun to watch. The OSU snipe shot from 70 yards out was pretty cool.
Went to Zingerman's Deli after for lunch. Really good food. Pretty pricey. Was scared when I walked in there haha. People everywhere, real loud and chaotic. Had no clue were to go. Was impressed with the sandwiches though and their tuna casserole was amazing. Wandered around downtown for a while and checked out some shops.
All in all had a real good time. Weather was pretty nice considering it looked like rain most the day. Was glad it stayed relatively dry. All that said, I think I've had my UM fix for the year. I'll stay away from AA until football season rolls around hah.
This post was edited by GoRightThru4MSU 2 years ago
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