Monday, February 08, 2010
Travel to the Big House
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UMass will play at Michigan on Saturday, September 18,2010.
Seeing a game at the Big House is on the "Bucket List" for many college football fans.
The UMass Alumni Association and/or the Athletic Dept will probably has some sort of travel package. In the past, we've found the official packages to be pricey.
Mrs. Blog and I have made reservations at the Courtyard by Marriott on Boardwalk St. in Ann Arbor. According to the reservations center, it's about 2-3 miles from the stadium.
A list of Ann Arbor motels/hotels is here.
Note there is a "Event" that weekend and prices are on the high side.
UPDATE: I probably should have given parking/getting to the stadium information. The University of Michigan has multiple pages on parking, shuttle service from motels and other info here. Note that they have frequent changes in lots and procedures as they cope with 100,000 fans. I would bookmark the page and check as the game gets closer for 2010 updates.
We usually fly out of Manchester, NH Airport. Current round trip tickets on Southwest Airlines are currently running about $240-$240 for a leave-on-Friday-and-return-on-Sunday flight. What they will be this fall is anyone's guess.
Hope to see a lot of UMass fans there!