9. Michigan “The City Doubles In Size”
Ann Arbor is known as a small big city with a quirky, progressive vibe. But on game day, its population doubles in size…literally. Its 113,934 head count can almost double when the “Big House” fills up on Saturdays. The stadium, on the outskirts of metro Detroit, is a mecca for college football purists and the tailgating that accompanies it isn’t half-bad either.
The parties start the night before, as the stadium sits just minutes from vast student housing. And if you have a little too much fun the night before, hit up the famous Zingerman’s Deli to cure what ails you. On game day, there is no shortage of local brews being consumed for acres and acres of parking lots with thousands decked-out in maize and blue before the game begins.