Michigan Football vs. Michigan State Spartans 

October 27, 2020

What You Need To Know - Key Changes in 2020

·  No public access to games, per Big Ten Conference policy

·  No tailgating or parking allowed around/ near Michigan Stadium

·  Attendees and game staff required to wear masks

·  U-M fans encouraged to #HailFromHome

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Athletic Department is providing several updates in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting changes to the football game day activities.

Michigan's 2020 home football schedule begins with an October 31 home game vs. Michigan State (noon, FOX TV). The athletic department urges fans and community members to embrace the return of U-M and Big Ten football responsibly. 

There will be no ticket distribution to the public and no fans in suites, per Big Ten Conference policy. The only exception to this rule is a limited number of tickets that will be made available to direct family members of competing student-athletes. Tickets may not be resold or transferred for any reason.

Tailgating will not be permitted on U-M's campus or in any stadium parking lots. All parking lots near the stadium will be closed and monitored by police, and no public parking will be available at Pioneer High School or Ann Arbor Golf & Outing.

U-M fans are encouraged to support our students from home (#HailFromHome) safely and distantly. Fans should not gather in crowds or participate in "watch parties." The department continues to work with local, state, and national health experts on best practices. 

Student-athletes, family members in attendance, officials, and game day staff will follow specific health & safety guidelines throughout Michigan Stadium and accompanying facilities to ensure a safe and enjoyable event. Event Team members will be available throughout the venue to assist with individual needs and concerns about our policies.

All guests will be required to bring and wear an approved face covering while inside Michigan Stadium. Additionally, Michigan Stadium has a NO BAG policy. Guests should not bring any purses or bags to the stadium as they will not be allowed in. No bag check will be provided this season, and guests will be required to return any non-permitted items to their car.  A full listing of all permitted and prohibited items can be found here.


Attendee Conduct


Attendees are required to wear face coverings anytime on the University of Michigan campus, including inside the stadium, unless they are eating or drinking in their assigned seat location (full policy here).


Face Masks Do's and Don'ts

·  Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face

·  Be secured with ties or ear loops

·  Include multiple layers of fabric

·  Allow for breathing without restriction

·  Be able to be laundered and machine-dried without damage or change to the shape

·  The face-covering must not have an exhalation valve

·  Face shields without the face mask are not permissible as an adequate face covering

·  Gaiters are not as effective as a cloth mask


Hand Washing:

Attendees are encouraged to properly wash their hands for a minimum of 20 seconds after contacting a common surface or using the restroom.


Social Distance: 
Attendees are encouraged to maintain at least six feet of social distancing between other groups of individuals in attendance. As set forth by the Big Ten Conference, and to prevent larger gatherings and minimize outside interactions with the teams, there will be no post-game gathering area for family members.


Limited concessions will be available on the concourse. Please note that all concession stands are cash-free and will accept credit cards only.



For all home games, the northbound lanes of South Main St. will be closed from Stadium Blvd. to Pauline Rd. Ninety (90) minutes before and after each game. Southbound traffic will remain open at all times. Further, fans will not be allowed to gather along S. Main Street. Keech St. will be closed before and after the games.


We appreciate your support and understanding as we work to provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for our guests, student-athletes, and staff. For the many fans unable to cheer at the stadium this year, please follow and engage with us online at MGoBlue.com and across all of our social media platforms, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Fans can enter the Go Blue Giveaway from now until November 24 for a chance to win a weekly prize or an epic Grand Prize.


Additionally, fans can be "in the Big House" by purchasing a custom fan cutout. Get a cutout of yourself, a friend, a family member, or even your pet placed in an open seat at Michigan Stadium. Individual game deadlines apply. More Information