At press time, Harbaugh had sent Michigan’s athletic department an envelope containing a heavily annotated seating chart, a list of the 63,000 seat views he had found unsatisfactory, and a glowing 70-page report on section 25, row 12, seat 9, which he claimed is “exactly what the great sport of football is all about.”
Cowboys Classic Selling out
I'm going to be checking Stubhub soon. I don't think it'll be Sugar Bowl levels, and I bet they will be like tripled by Gameday, but hopefully some people have the 175 seats for like 200 or so
Edit: Just checked Stubhub.....holy shit.....lowest prices right now are $420 for upper level corner
So, follow up question. The husband of one of my good friends is the 'Bama DFW Alumni president - I could probably hit him up for some decent tickets but I'd be in the middle of nothing but 'Bama fans.
With what other people can you have "in-depth" and "researched" conversations about the standards and practices of College Football and Sir Paul Finebaum?!
I will be in attendance. Go Blue!
I think that's doubtful, LSU and Oregon tickets were going for like Triple face value the week prior to kickoff. I'm guessing this game will go for more since Michigan travels better than Oregon
They will absolutely sell out. This isn't a bowl game where you get late notice and have to purchase last minute plane tickets during an already expensive time of the year to travel. There are months to plan this out and anticipation will be sky high after the off season and both teams coming off BCS bowl wins.
But I'm guessing the only ones that are going to be available are nose bleeds. If you look at UM's 25k and flip that to get 'Bama's the only ones left are the primo seats that are going to go for an insane price to the Cowboys season ticket holders and the high up ones. I've talked to some friends who have gone and the 400 level seats aren't very good so I was hoping for something a little closer.
Does anyone know when the students will be able to buy tickets?
The tickets on stubhub and other general public tix will go down after awhile. I'd definitely wait it out if you are going that route.
Why would they go down? Did the UTL ticket prices go down?
Ticket prices go down when 1) the game doesn't sell out in the first place and/or 2) one fanbase is discouraged due to earlier losses. Neither applies here.
I would recommend buying the tickets ASAP.
Considering the price on ebay already at a cpl thousand for 4, I'm snagging some on monday whatever i can hopefully. Sad die hard fans who cant donate a few thousand a year on top of season ticket cost cant get a fair shake. Im disappointed to say the least.
I had my hopes that on the 6th i could grab 4 of the 285 This is depressing. So now what? Wait to get robbed on stubhub? This games will sell out guaranteed. There is always the alumni tour for 1500
I'm guessing these will be up on stubhub for half the face value.
don't think so!
The $285 and $175 tickets were all gone before 9:15am EST. Managed to get some $125 tickets.
anyone know when the remaining non-school allotment goes on sale to the general public? i know there's the Feb 29th date for the reamining UM tickets, but was wondering if tehre's a different date for the general public tickets. Thanks.
Dave Brandon - is this you?
I can't buy til Monday!.... I was hoping to get the $175's, but now I'll be happier than a puppy with 2 peters if there are any $125's left!
I got mine :) GO BLUE!!!
Me Too! I was hoping for the $175 seats but I am more than happy with the $125.
SPECIAL TWO-DAY PRE-SALE FOR TEXAS AAUM MEMBERS!
On Wednesday morning, February 1, the University of Michigan Alumni Association (AAUM) will send an email message to all alumni in Texas, and non-alumni living in Texas who are AAUM members, announcing a special two-day pre-sale of Cowboy Classic game-day packages. This opportunity is a membership benefit for AAUM members, so alumni who are not members or have let their membership lapse should join the AAUM to take advantage of this offer. To join the Association or renew a membership, please go the AAUM website at http://alumni.umich.edu/join/become-a-member.
what the hell is going on with the AAUM? I never received an email to purchase tickets on 1 Feb. 2012 Fucking great! I live in Dallas and will have to pay out the ass to go to the f-ing game. FUCK!
they took my money.
Glad I didn't book the flight like I almost did!
Will Michigan host recruits for a game like this? It seems like a great recruiting tool and I’m curious if Michigan (and for that matter Bama) are allotted tickets for recruits. If so, does it count as an official visit because the school pays for their seats and whatnot? Obviously they wouldn’t be on campus so the expenses of plane tickets, a hotel, and everything else a paid official visit entails wouldn’t factor in, but the school buying out a section of seats for recruits (and their families) is still a decent amount of coin. If the school doesn’t purchase the seats, do they still get a reserved section for the recruits that can afford to pay their own way?
So neither school will have any potential recruits there unless they are paying their own way.
If you take a look at what the State of Michigan sports teams (both college/professional) have done over the past decade, we've offered fans a different/better way to watch games.
First, The "Cold War" Michigan vs State Hockey Game.
Then Red Wings vs Blackhawks play in the inaugural Winter Classic
Recently, State vs UNC in the Carrier Classic
and our own Wolverines playing at the Cowboy Classic.
No question that the State of Michigan has the best fans in the country! Its great to see owners and AD try to improve their image and increase coverage on a larger scale!
Is there a potential package for students to go with their families? I'm in the market for about 10-12 tickets for family and myself... However student tickets don't go on sale for another month+...
unless you are a rich member of the Victors Club
you can always try calling the ticket office. I called the ticket office the last time UM played in the Rose Bowl and bought two tickets after everything was "sold out." I explained my situation and the agent said he would see what he could do. He really wanted to work with me because I was in the Middle East for a year and missed the opportunity to purchase tickets. In the end, he "found" two tickets on the 20 yard line for the Rose Bowl...lol
I ended up booking a tour with the alumni association. Definitely more expensive, but also less stuff I have to worry about.
I was able to get 6 @$125 Today. Was a little dissapointed that the $175 were not available. Nonetheless I am so amped for Sept 1st! When does spring ball start? I am suffering withdrawls alread!
How did you get 6?