Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."
I'm not here looking to buy/sell tickets for the Michigan-Wisconsin outdoor game in February, but to find out where good pockets of UM fans will be sitting so I can determine the best section in which to buy tickets.
I'm generally looking along either sideline as I believe I've heard the rink will be between both 17 yard lines and between the hash marks. But as I think most people would prefer, I'm hoping to sit in a group of Michigan fans, not amidst a bunch of Wisconsin students.
So out of curiosity, for those planning to go to the game that have or are buying tickets, where are you sitting? Thanks to everybody that responds for your help.
So, I have been to a great number of games in the big house, but they have always been "smaller" games. A lot of OOC games against MAC teams, and the Wisky game during DOOM (yes, a fantastic win, but nobody knew that going in. Place was dead.).
I want to attend a big game. One where the place is rocking like the madhouse it was for the last quarter of that Wisky game, except with 110,000 still in the stands. This year, I have two options for that, I think. MSU or HC versus Iowa. I am at a loss as to which one I should try to do. I leave it to you, MGoBoard!
I just got an email from the ticket office offering me a reduced rate on purchasing Michigan/OSU basketball tickets (as having purchased single-game tickets last season). Starting today until 8am Dec 21st, for $10 each you can buy up to 4 tickets in the upper bowl. After that, tickets go on sale to the general public.
From the email:
To order tickets at the group rate of $10 each in the upper level, please do the following:
Go to www.mgoblue.com/tickets
Click on Promotions on the left menu
Enter promotion code BEATOSU2010 (all upper case)
Complete your order and submit payment (Visa, Mastercard, Amex or Discover)
Starting Monday December 21st at 8:30 a.m., these OSU tickets will go on public sale at the price of $15 each. Order these tickets NOW for a discounted price of $5 per ticket.
Please call (734-764-0247) or e-mail ( email@example.com ) if you have any questions.
EDIT: Apparently you can get a $5 corner seat.
Recent blogpost: NCAA Tourney Preview
I'm not one for rehashing press releases, but this information is timely and would be lost in a second on the board. Per mgoblue:
Positioned in the Stanford regional, the Wolverines (24-9 overall) will face Niagara in first-round action on Friday (Dec. 4) at 7:30 p.m.[…]
The U-M/NU winner will face the winner of the OU/UND match in second-round action Saturday (Dec. 5) at 7:30 p.m.
Volleyball season ticket holders can purchase tickets beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 8:30 a.m. by calling the U-M Ticket Office. Tickets will be available to the public by phone, internet and in person at the U-M Ticket Office beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m. Seating is general admission. All tickets will be held at will call. Advanced sales are all-session tickets only. Single-Session tickets must be purchased at the door. Doors open one hour prior to the event.
Everyone (except children under two) must have a ticket. The first 500 U-M students with a valid Mcard will be admitted free and must pick up a ticket at the arena by 7:30 p.m. Faculty and staff are NOT admitted free with Mcards for postseason events.
All-Session tickets are priced at $10 for an adult, $6 for seniors and students, and $4 for children 3-12 (children two years and under free with paid adult). Single-Session tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and $4 for children 3-12 (children two years and under free with paid adult).
Emphasis mine. There is a good chance that all the full session seats will sell out in the first few hours.
Notre Dame will play Ohio at 5:30pm on Friday, and their game should end before Michigan takes the court. I've got an email into the volleyball SID to ask about how many single session tickets will be reserved and if they (single session tickets for Michigan/Niagara) will be available an hour before the ND/Ohio game or an hour before our game, and I'll update here when I hear back.
As for you students, there's a good chance the 500 may go quickly. I suggest getting there a little early if you want to get in for free.
Many of you are probably already aware of this, but facebook has a marketplace. What you may not be aware of is that there are students selling tickets for this weekend at very reasonable prices.
For example, I just got two tickets for $63 each. Granted, these tickets would have to validated for those of you who are not students. But even with the validation price, it is still a steal IMO.
Just remember to set your search location for Ann Arbor when looking for listings.
Hope to see you all there!
Because of an inflexible schedule, I'll be hitting town no earlier than 4 P.M. for this weekend's game. By design, I'll be doing so without a ticket for the game. (Plan A is to purchase one outside the stadium. Plan B, which would be just fine, is watching the game a few blocks away.) Here's the question: How long can scalpers be found outside the stadium? A few minutes? A half-hour? Longer than that?