The football season must be approaching . . . my student season tickets arrived yesterday (July 29th)! I think they're the best seats I've ever had: section 26, row 18. Anyone else in the area?
chance of bowl: 13.6%
I am in GR and still waiting...
What year are you in school? I'm assuming a senior.
I'm starting my tenth year but from senior year on it's all the same in terms of football ticket priority. Wow that's weird to think about.
Are you in med school or something?
Undergrad + Masters + PhD = 10 years (for me at least, one of my the guys in my program started undergrad the same year I did, got all that plus an extra masters and was out in 8 but he was a ridiculous genious).
I opted to have them held at the Athletic Department, 'cause I moved a month or so ago and I didn't want them to get lost in the forwarding. Anybody know/hear when they'll have them at the office?
I still dont have enough points to post a thread.
I desperately want to get tickets to the OSU-UM game this year, but Im saving for my wedding so I dont have unlimited budget.
In columbus this would be a ridiculous question - but are there people in Ann Arbor who have access to OSU game tickets that dont order them, or are willing to sell around face value?
My buddies all agreed to drive up to the big house for the game if we can find tickets.. Ive never been to The Game in the big house..
Are you a Michigan fan or an Ohio St fan?
Michigan fan; Have been since a little kid.
I was there for the Colorado game - one of my worst childhood memories.
You won't know what people are selling them for till the game gets closer and we know whether we have a shot at a win.
let me pre-empt this statement by saying I am not racist at all. My fiancee is asian, I only know this scheme because its how my friends in Columbus see every OSU game..
Are there asian students (or any other foreigners) who have no interest in college football who are eligible to get tickets but do not bother to order them?
In columbus you cannot 'order' tickets if you are general public. They are gone before public sale would every happen. You find unique ways to get ahold of tix...
People dont sell them at beginning of season if they know they will be on vacation, are broke, etc?
That could be misconstrued as racist? Maybe slightly stereotypical, but I hope we're not that sensitive here.
I'm sure you could find someone (foreigner or not) that has no interest in football tickets and have them order them for you. You'd have to have them all validated for a non-student though...
There are students who buy season tickets with the sole intention of selling them. The best place to check for them is facebook. OSU tickets will likely start high, though, as many people aim to make back their $200 investment with the OSU ticket alone and then the rest is icing.
I would start watching the prices now. If we struggle they'll go down. If we beat ND, you should probably buy your ticket immediately b/c with our weak schedule that could propel us to a decent record, thus making The Game fairly important.
If you get a student ticket and don't have an MCard you will need the ticket to be validated. This can be done at several places on campus and costs about $27 (last I checked).
Students cannot buy tickets anymore, however. So, whoever has bought them has already done so.
who do the same thing. At the fifty yard line. For thousands per year. It's a racket.
they changed the validation prices for each game.
Western Michigan $25
Eastern Michigan $25
Delaware State $25
Penn State $34
Notre Dame $40
Ohio State $40
My friend's buddy was a cheerleader and he would buy tickets every year. Obviously he doesn't use them bc he was on the field, so he just sold them.
Also, totally agree on the asian/foreign student idea. I lived in Bursley freshman year and forgot my ticket so I had to take the bus back up north less than 30 minutes before kick off...might as well have taken the bus to Beijing.
My freshman year, I knew absolutely no one at Michigan. As such, when I put in for season tickets, I did so alone. I wound up in Section 31, row 13. Unbelievable right? The following year, I actually made a friend or two, and was in row 66.
My question is, would you rather get great front row-ish seats and sit by yourself, OR get awful seats but be with friends?
I sat alone (friends all graduated) as a fifth year senior in sec 26/ row 35.
The correct answer is you order tickets alone and sit with your friends. Regardless of where your seats really are. You do run the risk of some moron actually demanding to sit in his exact seat, but I find that risk to be minimal. It should be practically agreed upon that Student tickets are general seating - most operate with this assumption already (like me).
I know if you buy a student ticket you have to pay extra to get it verified. I'll be a senior in high school this year. So if I get a ticket in the student section would I need to verify it or would no one ever find out becuase I look like I could be in college?
You need to show a student ID when entering. If you get your hands on one, you'd probably easily pass for whoever is on the card. They don't so much as check to make sure the person in the card is you; really it's more like "ok girl on the card, girl in front of me, you can you in."
Students may be less inclined to loan them than in the past.
True. At other schools, such as MSU, I've seen students charge a $20 deposit if you want to use their card to get into the game.
The best option is the friend of a friend route. That's what I've always done to get a friend of another school in. However, it can be tricky to find someone not going to the game and willing to let you borrow their MCard.
You would have to use someone else's student ID to get into the gates. Someone that isn't already going to the game.
They've never checked for my student ID at the gate that is kitty corner to pioneer.
I am a student and although I have to pick up my tickets at the ticket office, someone in my seating group had them mailed and gave me great news.
Row 1 is actually row 4. ABC.. come before row 1. I actually prefer the higher up seats. Being that close to the field, especially in the student section, kinda sucks in my opinion. It's really hard to see anything. Even when the play is right in front of you the camera man is usually blocking the view.
all the hype is about being close, but honestly, you can't see anything. You have no depth perception and cannot see anything that happens on the other side of the field. Rather be between row 25-65 if I actually want to watch the game.
I completely agree. I've been down in row A a couple times last year with a friend. As far as watching the game, its not very good at all. But the atmosphere is pretty insane.
...incoming freshman, still waiting. I don't know if ours are supposed to come later or what, but it makes me really nervous. Good thing I saved the confirmation e-mail.