My wife and I are planning to make the trip from South Carolina to Bloomington for the October 2 game. Meanwhile, I need some advice on how it is best to get tickets for the game. My brother-in-law will be moving up in August to work on his PhD at Indiana. He would do his best to get tickets using his Indiana connections (and I'm guessing that might be cheapest) I don't know if that would be best. Neither my wife nor I are Hoosier fans, and while I doubt the Indiana crowd would be ravenous, I'm also guessing the Michigan side of things might be more enjoyable for my first Michigan game since 1996.
Would you suggest that I try to get tickets from the official means through U of M, or should I try to get them through Stub-hub, etc.?
Also, for those of you who have been to Indiana, what stadium sections should I avoid- or would that even be a factor if I should stick with the visiting fan sections?
Any other advice about the visit to Bloomington is appreciated. It's a long way off, but I want it to be a good experience for both of us.
Thinking of going to the game this year in Columbus since I'll be a few hours away visiting (non-OSU fan) in-laws. A long way off, of course, but are there any places that are better or worse to sit in terms of getting pelted with bags of urine?
I just got a family request for tickets for the Mass game. Mgoblue has only the endzone available. I didn't see anything available on the board sticky. Ideas other than StubHub??
Thanks in advance.
Just one more reason Ohio sucks. Now they don't even need proof to pull over people with Michigan plates.
I took my son to the recent spring game. Before the game I got an email from U of M that pointed me here:
http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/041610aaa.html it says for the Michigan Spring football game "Parking: The lots around Michigan Stadium owned and operated by the University of Michigan are free and open to the public. "
I parked in the same lot I pay to park in for games in the fall. It is owned and operated by the University of Michigan and is near the stadium (but not next to it). According the the note from the University, parking there should be free during the spring game but of course since it was Ann Arbor, I got a ticket anyway.
I appealed to the parking referee and got the following response:
"Thank you for your statements. Your inquiry has been reviewed. It has been decided that the citation in valid. The statement refers to the lots adjacent to the stadium, of which this is not one."
I guess I need to have an argument with what "around" the stadium means. I have no satisfaction from anyone at the U either. Anyone happen to have Brandon's email address?
Why does Ann Arbor continue to piss people off and discourage them from visiting? It's one of the reasons I no longer live there.
Let me start by saying this is not a complaint about the Alumni Association's Football Saturdays ticket program, as I really think it is quite fantastic and I genuinely appreciate it and have enjoyed the seats I have purchased from them over the years.
My frustration comes from this rule:
*To ensure all members receive equal opportunity to participate in the program, order forms received prior to 8 a.m. Eastern time on April 14, 2010, will be considered as if they were received on April 14, 2010, at 5 p.m. Eastern time. We encourage the use of a delivery service that allows you to guarantee delivery on a specific date.
Now, I live in Western Wayne county. I went to a local post office yesterday and spoke with a Postal Service employee. My conversation went something like this:
Me: "Yes, hi, I need this to get to Ann Arbor on Wednesday morning."
USPS: "Well, with Priority Mail, you can get it there tomorrow afternoon, no problem."
Me: "Yes, but that won't work, it can't get there tomorrow, it has to get there on Wednesday morning."
USPS: "Why can't it get there tomorrow?"
Me: "Because it would go to the back of the line if it did?"
USPS: "Well, you could hand deliver it, that would guarantee that it would get there Wednesday morning."
Me: "It's not allowed to be hand delivered."
USPS: "This is way more complicated than it needs to be."
Me: "Yes, yes it is."
So what I ended up doing was setting it up for Priority Mail, but not putting it in the mailbox at the post office until this morning, which will get it to Ann Arbor tomorrow morning, I hope. I hope.
Anyway, my general question to you, MGoWorld is, what is the best delivery service to use that guarantees delivery on a specific date. (I asked this question of the Alumni Association once and they said they couldn't say because it would seem like they were promoting a specific service.)
(Mostly, thank you for letting me get my Kafkaesque Michigan ticket saga out of my system.)