I GET IT
So if anyone wants to get me one ill pay them back...
For face + $100 bc I'm sure your a nice guy.
I would actually be very interested in this.
Yes yes yes or more.
Joeklein35 at yahoo dot com.
after you bought yours?
Don't bother trying to call right now....... you aren't going to get through.
Yea, you won't get through for at least a couple hours.
I just ordered a few more pairs. You can get a maximum of 8 seats and you can buy them by pairs if you want better seats but don't need to sit together. In other words, the seats don't have to be near your existing seats and you don't need to buy them in one lump together.
The guy I talked to - Brent - was very nice and they are helpful in letting you pick seats that you like.
When you call, have your customer number and credit card handy. Also you should have a Michigan Stadium seating map open on your computer so that you can see what seats he's talking about.
I looked at my email last night. Called exactly at 8:30. Then thought of posting the info.
I saw the email yesterday too, but forgot to call at 830. Ended up calling at 10ish and got through after a bunch of redials.
that's kind of a scary pic btw.
It was way worse in person. My wife cut my hair and did makeup. I borrowed my daughter's American Girl and put duct tape on the mouth and a sticker. I am holding a bottle of chloroform and had an empty pizza box. I also started the party being pregnant, but after punching myself in the gut several times, my fetus(balloon) was kicked around the floor. I did win best costume.
Do you have to be a season ticket holder?
Yes, this is for current season ticket holders who have specifically requested to purchase additional seats.
So instead of offering those tickets to people on the waiting list, they are offering them first to people who already have season tickets?
To me, this doesn't make much sense. It's more likely that someone who already has tickets would utilize the resale market to make money off the extra, unused tickets. Anyone on the waiting list is more likely to go in person. I think this would contribute to a lot of OSU and MSU fans having access to tickets.
I don't think this is an important enough distinction to make a huge deal out of this, but maybe it is worth pointing out.
Do we know that there is still a waiting list? I got season tickets this year with a less than average number of priority points. It's possible they cleared the list and still have tickets to offer. It's no small chunk of change in this economy.
A valid point. I almost listed it in my post, but just assumed that there would be a wait. I know a few people who were put off by the donation program and being jostled around to different seats after the buildout. Maybe the rising costs have tilted the scale on the demand curve?
Not all people who are on the season ticket list. I have season tickets, I didn't request any extra tickets, and I didn't get this email. I assume there are people being butts and selling their tickets to various people for the income that they could be making on the tickets, but I am willing to bet a lot of people want them for their families.
If they are trying to profit on season tickets, they haven't looked at next year's home schedule.
will pay for next year's home schedule....
They got rid of the "waiting list" a few years ago.
Now, if you want to become a new season ticketholder, you have to donate a certain amount and then request season tickets. It is based on priority points now and you need approximately 10 or so (anecdotally, from what I've seen so far, although they haven't specified a minimum).
The public sale happens in July (still TBD according to MGoBlue.com). It appears that there will be a public sale for Ohio and Notre Dame, but I have never seen those on sale in the past (except for those ticket packages). I really want to go to the Notre Dame game, but have a feeling I would need to provide $250+ per ticket, which I won't do.
If you want to save money, the M vs. ND game isn't your best bet. I'm sure everything will be priced up for that game including tickets, hotels, airfare, car rentals or whatever else you will need. Plus restaurant reservations are probably all booked up.
How can I become a seaon ticket holder?
I just graduated last year and have tried 2 or 3 different ways and can not seem to get anywhere with people... ideas?
Its all about the points; Go to Mgoblue's website, find the football tab and somewhere in there it should link to a "giving" page. IIRC you need to pony up at least $500 for the "right" to ask for season tickets (which if you only give $500 you probably do not have a good chance at getting), and then you wait and see what happens.
Also, as an alum you will get a few points automatically for being an alum but I forget how many as they recently changed the point system.
A good path to success is to make sure you give for say 2-3 years, and then request season tickets. Of course if you make a lump sum donation of say 10k plus the seat costs you may get someones attention.
I just Graduated; I don't have that kind of coin!
I think a 500 to 1000 donation should do the trick.
I'm an alumnus who donated the minimum $500 this year, and I got tickets. The guy below is right though, the deadline for this year is past. But you will likely have better luck next year given the crap home schedule. So start saving your $500.
(And I'm pretty sure it's 20 points for being an alum)
I called the ticket office at 8:30AM and was able to get through right away. I have requested 2 additional season tickets for the past 2 years and was denied. This year, I got the email that the OP linked. I have around 100 priority points from previous giving, preferred seat donations, and alumni status. The only money that I donated this year was for preferred seat donations which was less than $500. When I first got season tickets, I had to donate more than $500. If you donated $500 this year, and were also an alum, I would be pretty sure you would be able to request 2 endzone seats. I think the deadline for donating to be considered for seats this year has already passed. I would imagine the donation level to become a season ticket holder next year would be no higher than $500 given the awful home schedule in 2014.
I'm really tempted to do this despite probably not being able to go to any games this year. Between the ND game and the Ohio game I bet you could quadruple your money easily based on how I think the season will shake out. (By selling only to M fans of course).
You would make money but nothing like quadruple. UM charges you $75 seat donation per seat plus the $455 for a season ticket. It costs you $1060 total for 2 tickets. You can get $1000-$1200 total for ND and OSU (remember they are endzone seats). The other 5 games will be profit but you will get less than face for every other game except Nebraska (which doesn't go for as much as you would think). If you sold on stub hub (they charge 15% fees) you may end up turning a $500 profit on 2 tickets. This is not a bad profit margin if it is what you are looking to do but it doesn't come close to quadruple the money.
For what it's worth, when we played Nebraska 2 years ago, stubhub had tix below face.
but eventually got through and was able to get two seats almost right behind mine. thanks for posting this because I was wondering when they were going on sale. now time to sell some non osu/nd tix
FYI - this is how they're pricing the individual game tix.
Note: the total adds up to $585, but if you buy season tix, you get an upfront discount since you pay $455 (plus your PSD, but that is technically a donation and not a part of the ticket price).
|$75||Central Michigan||Saturday, Aug. 31|
|$95||Notre Dame||Saturday, Sept. 7|
|$75||Akron||Saturday, Sept. 14|
|$75||Minnesota||Saturday, Oct. 5|
|$75||Indiana||Saturday, Oct. 19|
|$95||Nebraska||Saturday, Nov. 9|
|$95||Ohio State||Saturday, Nov. 30|
Anyone looking to turn a quick profit . . . I'll purchase any extra tickets for the ND game this year. Just got the green light from my wife that we can go. Usually have too many other activities. Please contact me at email@example.com.
I'm reasonably sure (through some owed personal favors) that I'd only have to say the word and I could get season tickets. Alas, I didn't make a single game last year and I'll be lucky to make one this year. Sad panda is oh, so soul dong crushingly sad.
thanks for posting this. got my extra pair. was sleeping at the wheel and hadn't checked my email yet. love the mgoblog
The hold music is terrible!!
They were great on the phone (once I got through). She actually let me choose from the available rows in my desired section.