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Watch as hockey makes its way to the "Big House" in 2014 with NHL Winter Classic tickets. Fans across the U.S. and Canada will flock to Ann Arbor this year as the Detroit Red Wings take on the Toronto Maple Leafs for the NHL's annual open-air game. As you prepare to watch all the fast-paced excitement on the ice, take note of the vital details included in this stadium guide.
Michigan Stadium Seating Information
For the Winter Classic, several levels of seating may be available to fans. The main area of stadium seating is divided into 44 sections. On the Michigan Stadium seating map, section 1 is located in the center of the east side of the stadium, and sections are numbered moving clockwise. Most of the seating will only be bleacher-style, but certain areas of section 21-25 offer chairback seating. The 300- and 400-level suites on the east side of the stadium will also be open for this game.
*Please note that the Red Wings bench is located in front of sections 1-2, while their shoot twice side is in front of section 12. The Maple Leafs bench is in front of sections 1 and 44, while their shoot twice side is in front of section 34.
Michigan Stadium General Information
No bags--including purses--are allowed at this event. The NHL recommends that any guests who need to bring items (e.g. for medical purposes or items for a baby) should bring them in a clear plastic bag for security purposes.
Prohibited items also include the following: banners, any kind of container, coolers, noisemakers, outside food and drink, professional cameras, strollers, seatbacks, and umbrellas.
Michigan Stadium Parking Information
Several parking lots surround Michigan Stadium and are available on game day. Typically, any parking fees will be taken the day of the game, and available spaces will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Overnight parking is not allowed in any of the stadium lots, and all cars must be removed from the lots within two hours following the end of the game.
While tailgating is permitted for football games in public and private lots, check with Michigan Stadium personnel as the Winter Classic approaches for up-to-date information regarding event specifics concerning pre-game festivities.
Michigan Stadium Gate Times
Gates at Michigan Stadium usually open between one and two hours prior to an event's start time.
Michigan Stadium Accessibility
At Michigan Stadium, various accessibility options are in place to ensure all guests enjoy the game. Accessible parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis with fees paid at the lot, while accessible entrances to Michigan Stadium are located at gates 2, 4, and 8. Accessible seating is located in sections 1-6, 9-15, 28-37, and 39-44. The stadium also features accessible restrooms, elevators, and various paths to and from the stadium designed specifically with ADA guidelines in mind. To arrange any accommodations, it is advisable to contact the venue's guest services office before the game.