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NHL Winter Classic Driving Directions
Driving Directions to Michigan Stadium and Downtown Ann Arbor including main routes and suggested alternative routes.

Driving Directions to Michigan Stadium and Downtown Ann Arbor:

Avoid congestion - Please plan on arriving early for the Winter Classic! Stadium gates will open THREE HOURS prior to game time. Parking Lots will open at 7:00AM.

PLEASE NOTE – THERE IS A NO BAG POLICY AT THE STADIUM. This includes: All bags, backpacks, purses, camera & binocular cases, etc. Please plan on leaving bags and purses at home or locked in the trunk of your vehicle.

Main Routes (see also suggested alternative routes below) are as follows:

For Michigan Stadium and nearby parking lots:

• From Detroit & Metro Airport or Points East: Take I-94 West to:

          o Exit 175 Ann Arbor Saline Road, turn right and continue north, Ann Arbor Saline Road will turn into South Main Street, continue straight onto S. Main Street and head north toward the stadium area.

          o Exit 177 State Street, turn right and continue north toward the Stadium Area

• From Chicago or Points West: Take I-94 East to:

          o Exit 177 State Street, turn left and continue north toward the Stadium Area

          o Exit 175 Ann Arbor Saline Road, turn left and continue north, Ann Arbor Saline Road will turn into South Main Street, continue straight onto S. Main Street and head north toward the stadium area.

• From Toledo or Points South: Take US 23 North to I-94 West.

          o Follow directions above from Detroit Metro Airport or Points East.

• From Flint or Points North: Take US 23 South to:

          o Exit 37B Washtenaw Avenue, turn right and head west. At the split continue straight and merge onto Stadium Blvd and head west toward the Stadium area.

For Downtown Ann Arbor and many available parking options less than one mile to the stadium:

From Detroit Metro Airport or Points East:

          Take I-94 West to:

          o Exit 177 State Street, turn right and continue north toward the Stadium Area. Continue past Michigan Stadium to reach downtown Ann Arbor

          o Exit 172 Jackson Ave, turn right and take Jackson Ave east. Jackson Ave will merge with Huron Street, continue east on Huron street to Downtown Ann Arbor

• From Detroit or Points North East:

          Take I-96 to US 14 to:

          o US 23 North, Exit 37B Washtenaw Avenue. Continue East to:

                • US 23 Business North, Washtenaw Avenue continue to Downtown Ann Arbor, or

                At split on Washtenaw Avenue, stay straight, take right on Packard St, continue to Downtown Ann Arbor.

           o US 14 to: Exit 3 Downtown Ann Arbor

• From Chicago or Points West: Take I-94 East to:

           o Exit 172 Jackson Ave, take Jackson Ave east. Jackson Ave will merge with Huron Street, continue east on Huron street to Downtown Ann Arbor

           o Exit 177 State Street, turn left and continue north toward the Stadium Area

• From Toledo or Points South: Take US 23 North to:

           o US 23 North, Exit 37B Washtenaw Avenue. Continue East to:

               US 23 Business North, Washtenaw Avenue continue to Downtown Ann Arbor, or

               At split on Washtenaw Avenue, stay straight, take right on Packard St, continue to Downtown Ann Arbor.

• From Flint or Points North: Take US 23 South to:

           o Exit 45 US 14 West towards Ann Arbor, continue on US 14 to Exit 3 Downtown Ann Arbor, continue straight on North Main Street towards Downtown Ann Arbor.

Our game days at Michigan Stadium, traffic analysis has indicated that Main Street, Ann Arbor-Saline Road, and State Street are consistently the most congested thoroughfares.

Suggested alternative routes are as follows:

       • If coming to Ann Arbor FROM THE NORTH, try US-14 Exit 2 - Maple Road. Follow Maple Rd. south as it merges with Stadium Blvd. and leads to the Stadium area

       • If coming to Ann Arbor FROM THE WEST, utilize I-94 Exit 172 - Jackson Road. Take Jackson Rd. to Stadium Blvd., turn right (south) and continue toward the Stadium area.

       • If coming to Ann Arbor FROM THE EAST OR NORTHEAST, consider using US-23 Exit 41 - Plymouth Road. Take Plymouth Rd. west to Huron Parkway to Geddes (south of the river) then west to approach the Stadium area. Or, to park in areas east of State Street or along South Industrial Highway, follow US-23 to Exit 37B - Washtenaw Avenue, and head west. At the split continue straight onto Stadium Blvd and head west toward the Stadium area.