Event Service

Heading to the Big House? Avoid traffic congestion and expensive parking fees by taking TheRide's shuttle bus! We provide comfortable, climate-controlled shuttle buses to all U-M home football games.

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How it Works

Park your car near one of our boarding locations and hop on the FootballRide shuttle. You will arrive at Michigan Stadium warm, dry, and ready to cheer your team to victory! 

After the game, FootballRide takes you back to your boarding location.

Boarding Locations

Shuttles operate in the North, South, East, West and Downtown areas of Ann Arbor.

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Boarding locations for the West Shuttle are available at the Wyndham Garden Ann Arbor, Weber’s Ann Arbor, and the Miller Rd Park and Ride Lot (limited free parking is available).

Are you staying at a nearby hotel?

Wyndham Garden Ann Arbor is the ideal boarding location for the following hotel:

Hampton Inn & Suites Ann Arbor West Hotel

Boarding for the Downtown Shuttle is available at the following locations:

  • Bell Tower Hotel
  • Graduate Ann Arbor Hotel
  • Michigan Union
  • Fletcher Street Parking Structure
  • Fourth & William Parking Structure
  • Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown (board at Fourth & William Parking Structure)
  • Pizza House on Church St.
  • Forest St & Church St Parking Structures (board at Pizza House on Church St)
  • Thompson Street Parking Structure

Boarding locations for the South Shuttle are available at the Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel, Red Roof Inn, Ann Arbor - U-M South, and the The Kensington Hotel. 

Are you staying at a nearby hotel?

Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel is the ideal boarding location for the following hotels:

  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Ann Arbor - U-M Area 
  • Courtyard Ann Arbor
  • Extended Stay America, Ann Arbor - U-M South
  • Fairfield Inn Ann Arbor

Red Roof Inn, Ann Arbor - U-M South is the ideal boarding location for the following hotels:

  • Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South
  • Residence Inn Ann Arbor 
  • Comfort Inn & Suites Univ. South 

The Kensington Hotel is the ideal boarding location for the following hotels:

  • EVEN Hotels
  • Towne Place Suites Ann Arbor
  • Hilton Garden Inn Ann Arbor
  • Extended Stay America, Ann Arbor - Briarwood Mall

The East Shuttle boarding location is at the Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites.

Boarding locations for the North Shuttle are available at the Holiday Inn - U-M North and Plymouth Rd Park & Ride Lot (limited free parking is available). 

Are you staying at a nearby hotel? 
Holiday Inn - U-M North is the ideal boarding location for the following hotels:

  • Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ann Arbor
  • Residence Inn Ann Arbor North
  • Red Roof Plus+ Ann Arbor - U-M
  • Hampton Inn Ann Arbor North

Drop-Off Locations

All riders are dropped off at Michigan Stadium before kickoff near Gate 2 next to the Crisler Center. After the game, the West and Downtown shuttles will board on Stadium Blvd between Gates 2 & 4. The North, East, and South shuttles will board on Stadium Blvd east of Gate 2, adjacent to Crisler Center between Stadium Way and Kipke Drive.

Fare Information

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Please purchase tickets in advance. There are several purchase locations throughout our service area.

*A reduced fare card is required to receive discounted service rates. Riders without a reduced fare card will pay the regular adult fare to ride.

Seniors (60-64): Seniors aged 60-64 must have a valid Fare Deal Card to receive the discounted ride rate.

Seniors (65+): Seniors aged 65+ must have a valid GoldRide I.D. to ride for free.

Persons with Disabilities: Riders must have a valid A-Ride I.D. to ride for free.

Fare Type Cost One-Way Cost Round-Trip Cost How To Buy Where To Buy
Adult $1.50 $3.00
Seniors (60-64)* $0.75 $1.50
Seniors (65+)* $0.00 $0.00
Persons with Disabilities (A-Ride I.D.)* $0.00 $0.00

Please purchase tickets in advance. There are several purchase locations throughout our service area.

*A reduced fare card is required to receive discounted service rates. Riders without a reduced fare card will pay the regular adult fare to ride.

Seniors (60-64): Seniors aged 60-64 must have a valid Fare Deal Card to receive the discounted ride rate.

Seniors (65+): Seniors aged 65+ must have a valid GoldRide I.D. to ride for free.

Persons with Disabilities: Riders must have a valid A-Ride I.D. to ride for free.

Ticket Purchase Locations

  • Holiday Inn - U-M North
  • Hampton Inn Ann Arbor - North
  • Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Ann Arbor - U-M Area
  • Red Roof Inn, Ann Arbor - U-M South
  • Comfort Inn & Suites Univ. South
  • The Kensington Hotel
  • Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites
  • Wyndham Garden Ann Arbor
  • Weber’s Ann Arbor
  • Bell Tower Hotel
  • Graduate Ann Arbor Hotel

Operating Hours

FootballRide runs roughly every 20 minutes beginning two hours before game time with the last shuttles leaving 30 minutes before kickoff. Shuttles run roughly one hour after the game.

If the game is postponed due to inclement weather, the shuttle buses will wait at the boarding locations until event command gives the all clear.

Football Route Detours

During U-M home football games, many bus routes will be detoured.

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