is there such a thing as an etsy genuis? if so, this is it.
Gate 10 closed just for students - cluster bleep at other gates
Db is a db. I heard you have to pay to use the bathrooms this year.
He's making the ladies pay double.
No way your buddy's tramp mom made 17k for a few hours of work on the computer
Legal settlement. Died in a computer fire.
It's a college football game. The students go to that college. I like the move by Brandon to make it easier for the most enthusiastic fans to get to their seats.
Except his point is why not make the student gate right in front of the student sections.
Why even live?
this is a good way to ensure that at least they'll get to their seats quicker
to be db's at every turn.
/I can't get it! This is just stupid! Can't believe this AD.
The student section looks full before kickoff so I'm satisfied.
THIS is what happens when the NON-STUDENTS get to games LATE.
2 degrees and 4 season tickets my opinion should count. The layout didn't make sense. Swap 10 and 9 and it would help.
Also, I was early and thought my post would help others who don't "have their shit together."
I've never been called uppity. I think I like it.
It made me mad I almost like it
Or at 230
It's the gate directly on the way from campus (where the students go to school and live). Some of you complain that the students don't get there on time, DB does three things in the offseason to make it so (loyalty points, GA, and Gate 10), we have the best student attendance in a shitbag game, and you still complain.....
Can we just end the thread with this comment? I wish I could upvote it, as it is spot on.
To the creator of this thread, maybe just enjoy the game rather than getting all uppity over every minor inconvenience.
I don't go to Ann Arbor to run into a bunch of college students, for crying out loud!
The plan to give them Gate 10 is the problem. Even the workers there said it didn't make sense and over their radios they could hear management scrambling to fix it.
Not only are you a bit full of yourself, you need a sense of humor too.
My 27 week MGoPregnant wife and a 70+ Grandma almost had to attempt a very slippery hill to get to the East Gate because of this. UNACCEPTABLE. Dave Brandon is a macaroni whore!
It seems to me that if you knew you were going to have a slow go with a pregnant wife and elderly parent, that you should've planned to arrive before the 40,000 drunk kids.
Yeah I really needed to plan for Dave Brandon's stupid shenanigans...let me base my whole fucking Gameday on what this corporate Douche decides to do with the gates...
And stop whining.
like the first 10000 of us students, I guarantee you wouldn't have waited in line. The rest of the stadium was empty
Or just walk over to Gate 8 and waltz right in like I do every year and did today.
We talked to the gate attendants and they said it was a mess. Just fix it and move on. I'm sure the students were not there in force because of gate 10. They r there because its GA for them and it was 3:30 Expecting it to be right should be a Michigan expectation fergodsakes.
Do we have to give up having expectations for a smooth entrance into the stadium?
I've been coming to Michigan games for nearly two decades. When exactly was this period of stadium entrance harmony? I must have missed it.
What don't you get? It's all DB's fault! Things ran perfectly until he decided to muck it all up.
They made huge changes to stadium logistics, affecting 100,000+ people, to fix what they perceived as a student attendance problem.... And it worked. Do you appreciate that at all? or does your intolerance for temporary inconvenience totally cloud your ability to appreciate the bigger picture?
Is not your only option.
I'm not going to say its "moronic" either considering gate 10 is the closest to where the students live and have always entered the stadium.
As a ticket taker at gate 9, I can tell you the problems today were less about what gate the students entered and more about the new scanners we are using not connecting to the network and inhibiting our ability to efficiently scan tickets.
The line during today's rush was no longer than normal, it just didn't contain any students.
I think a lot of the frustration that the fans felt was because something changed.
If crossing paths with the students is a problem for you, try gate 1, or gate 2 or gate 4. If waiting in line is an issue enter the stadium earlier. There is no line until about 20 min before kickoff.
I'm sure there are improvements that could or should be made to make entering the stadium easier, but at the same time if 100,000 people are trying to enter the stadium at about the same time there will be lines.
Be patient. We are doing our best.
scalped, they still make you go through the student gate. Saw a poor women and her young child turned away at another gate and told to go to the student gate.
That women and her child did need to go there, in order to be assigned a section, but it's stupid that they actually won't/can't scan student tickets at other gates. We took our lap-sized child, and I used my student ticket to get in. But the way it's set up now, I had to go in gate 8, send his mother with him to use their non-student tickets to get in another gate, and then find them inside to sit together in the non-student seats. That's doubling up on the stupidity of requiring a baby to have a ticket.