as much as it is "does." If a perfect world, sure, they would punish those people but we live in a world where the only thing that makes the AD exist is the tons of cash they get from those people and as long as they are the hand that feeds the AD isn't going to bite them. Wrong or not that's just how it works *shrug*
Lots of Stubhub tickets appearing from Michigan allotment
Well, this can't really be a surprise, though, can it? Heck, season ticket holders got emails from Athletics encouraging them to use StubHub to sell off extra seats for Michigan football, basketball, and hockey. It's a bonafide part of Athletic Department marketing, and an easy payday so they get a cut of the secondary market.
They have a point in tracking these people down, but at the same time, they plastered the entire stadium concourse with StubHub ads and run StubHub promotions at other sporting events. So either StubHub is OK, or it isn't. What's it going to be?
he cant beat it so he might as well join it. The AD gets a kickback from every tic sold.
Doesn't the Athletic Department's sponsorship/relationship with StubHub give them a cut on these sales? Or is that only for season tickets entered into StubHub through the University system?
office today to confirm that my ticket order yesterday was going to remain valid as I was slightly concerned that they oversold. I was reassured that, since I only puchased 4, I was certain to get tickets. However, some of those assholes who bought extra tickets to flip in order to try to make a buck are going to be in for a surprise when they don't actually get their complete order filled.
Since I'm on that subject, I don't understand how someone who claims to be a Michigan fan, one with a decent amount of priority points mind you, can rationalize screwing fellow Michigan fans out of the opportunity for tickets by buying up the allotment and reselling them to potentially non Michigan fans. If I'm sitting next to some obnoxious Bama fans, I'm going to be less than pleased.
Edit: Just read Taters comment..... kind of takes dulls the impact of my second paragraph.
While I don't understand the mentality of these sellers either, what they're doing isn't necessarily all bad for the fanbase as a whole.
There are probably a lot of diehard Michigan fans who had no idea that the tickets were on sale this week. There may be many other fans who want to go but didn't have the opportunity to buy tickets from the school because they didn't have the necessary points. If no one had put tickets on Stubhub, both of those groups of fans would be frozen out. What the secondary market ends up doing is giving fans more total opportunities to buy tickets, albeit sometimes at inflated prices.
Note the use of strategically placed keywords such as "potentially" and "if."
Couldnt agree more. Said this on the other post as well. Had a friend buy 10 to sell so he could go to the game for free. Not hating on that so much as his claim to be a huge fan but couldnt name a player from the 97 squad. Same kinda dude who sells his utl tix for the cash and doesnt even watch the game at home. I guess it means more to me then just money. It stands for something. Just not what i like to see happen. Cheapens the game to me and is very frustrating.
If our allotment was 25K, what was the allotment for Alabama? If also 25k, who gets the other 50k tickets?