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Posted on Fri, Aug 30, 2013 : 9 a.m.

FootballRide shuttle service to and from Michigan Stadium starts this Saturday

By Ryan J. Stanton

The return of University of Michigan football this Saturday means it's the start of another season of FootballRide shuttles in Ann Arbor.


Courtesy of TheRide

Starting with Saturday's matchup against Central Michigan University, the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority will operate the game-day shuttle service between many hotel and parking sites and Michigan Stadium.

Shuttles will run for all seven home games this fall.

Additional hotels will be served indirectly at nearby pick-up sites. Hotel parking may be limited to hotel patrons.

FootballRide runs every 20 minutes starting two hours before game time with the last shuttles leaving 30 minutes before game time.

Return shuttles run for one hour after each game.

Tickets are $1.50 each way for adults and can be purchased at most of the hotel sites, or in advance by mail or in person at the transit agency's main office at 2700 South Industrial Highway.

Riders are encouraged to purchase roundtrip tickets, as drivers do not carry change. Reduced fares are available for those who qualify.

Boarding Locations

Free Park & Ride Lot Shuttle Stop Locations:

  • Plymouth Road Park & Ride Lot (North Shuttle)
  • Miller Road Park & Ride Lot (West Shuttle)

Public Paid Parking Shuttle Stop Locations (Downtown Shuttle):

  • Fletcher Street Parking Structure
  • Fourth & William Parking Structure
  • Pizza House (for Forest Street & Church Street Parking Structures)
  • Thompson Street Parking Structure

Hotel and Other Shuttle Stop Locations:
(* Indicates ticket sales locations)

North Shuttle Stop Locations

  • * Holiday Inn near the University of Michigan (parking for Guy Hollerin’s restaurant and hotel guests only)

South Shuttle Stop Locations

  • * Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel
  • * Hampton Inn South
  • * Kensington Court Ann Arbor
  • * Red Roof Inn
  • * Comfort Inn & Suites - board at Red Roof Inn
  • * Courtyard by Marriott - board at Sheraton
  • * Fairfield Inn - board at Sheraton
  • * Holiday Inn Hotels & Suites - board at Sheraton
  • Holiday Inn Express (tickets available at Kensington Court)

Downtown Shuttle Stop Locations

  • * Bell Tower Hotel
  • * Campus Inn
  • Michigan Union

East Shuttle Stop Locations

  • * Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites (Carpenter Road)
  • * Days Inn
  • Comfort Inn (tickets available at Days Inn, Board at Days Inn)

West Shuttle Stop Locations *

  • Weber's Inn (parking for Weber's patrons only)
  • * Clarion Hotel

During each home game, Routes 6, 7, 8, 15, and 16 will be detoured while the streets are closed to through traffic.

FootballRide information is available on the transit authority's website at and by phone at 734-996-0400.

Ryan J. Stanton covers government and politics for Reach him at or 734-623-2529. You also can follow him on Twitter or subscribe to's email newsletters.