Troubled times in student-ticket land. Michigan is not the only school trying to figure it out. The Wall Street Journal ($paywall) article cites a number of newer data-points that say bathrooms and concessions trumps wi-fi. No mention of where jumbo-trons rank, however. The former athletic department regime's pursuit of "super bowl" experiences, "cutting edge" halftimes, and a rawk music driven festival atmosphere, all seem to have been mildly to wildly off track.
The piece leads with a pic of an embarassingly few Michigan students standing in a sea of empty seats at the Indiana game. I don't have the pic posting skill to put that image up, perhaps someone can oblige?
Free tickets turned up for me earlier today to tomorrow's event, so I will be there with bells on... or in, if THA or another good one is on sale.
Looks like we're in for sun, but with wind and some cold. Good football weather. Wear your sunblock. Who else will be there?
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!
Glad to hear that we are going to be doing a home and home with another BCS team according to RR. I also caught part of the Tressel's presser and noticed that their Toledo game is technically an away game this year... Since they are playing at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Seemed interesting and this article breaks down the setup well.
It seems like neutral site games are becoming more popular with teams like Illinois and maybe now OSU. Is there any opponent or venue that really makes sense for UofM? Ford Field is smaller and the atmosphere would suck...Any thoughts on one that might make sense?