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How is this plan for the Michigan State game?

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How is this plan for the Michigan State game?

We are flying into Milwaukee and plan to stay at the Sheraton on John Nolen Dr. We will have a rental car and are debating on driving to lot 60 or taking the hotel shuttle to the stadium. What would be better for tailgating/pregaming? Would another hotel be better? I realize most hotels are booked and we felt lucky enough to get this one.

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1. Re: How is this plan for the Michigan State game?

The shuttle should be free, and they will be easy to find after the game. You only have to tip the driver, if you are so inclined.

Lot 60 will have a lot of tail-gating though, and that may be more appealing. The busses will come pretty regularly, but they will get full pretty quickly, so keep that in mind if you want to get to the game by kickoff.

It depends on how early you want to leave the hotel. If you go to Lot 60, you should probably leave at least 2 hours before game time, to absorb the tailgating experience. Or you can leave later, take the shuttle, and go to Union South for the pregame party there with the band and brats and beer.

You ma want to let the weather help you decide! I hope you have a great trip.

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2. Re: How is this plan for the Michigan State game?

I'm not thrilled with lot 60 because you have to take a shuttle back and forth from the stadium. Coming from the Sheraton you would have to drive all the way across the campus area to get to Lot 60 and that would be a pain.

We just drive down Regent Street and find a place to park, often in a driveway or lawn of a private residence. If you want to tailgate get down there early and parking should be okay. Parking rates may go up for the MSU game, but we usually pay $20 to park within 3 or 4 blocks of the stadium. The businesses right on Regent tend to charge more for parking, but the private homes off Regent are mainly student houses and they are just looking for beer money.

If you decide to shuttle from the hotel just go to the Stadium bar, which is right across Monroe Street from where most of the buses drop off.

If you want to barhop get over to State Street early and work your way toward the stadium.

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3. Re: How is this plan for the Michigan State game?

I recommend taking the hotel shuttle also, the earlier the better, and joining the pre-game activities at Union South and/or Stadium Bar or one of the other places near the south end of the stadium.

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