Doesn't Dantonio know that they are playing FAU, I wouldn't expect too much of a party atmosphere. Wouldn't expect it to be much more than a weekend against a MAC school or FCS opponent.
MSU vs. FAU Party.....But Dantonio will continue to frown and scowl
unsubtle, but a good move on their part. If they can cement their rep as the blue collar alternative in the state, they can further alienate Michiganders who already dislike A2 and all it stands for.
By buying a fraction of the 7-8000 tickets sold. This thing is a disaster
Being that you are a major poster here, I will not doubt you..But how do you know that only 7-8k have been sold? Seems a little far fetched..
FAU's marketing campaign includes nine billboards, radio and TV ads and other advertising.
Tickets sales, however, have been slow. As of last week, there were about 7,000 tickets sold.
But Angelos hopes ticket sales will pick up once the campaign picks up steam, which includes Schnellenberger's Motor City appearance Thursday.
Written August 19th
I don't know... I'm just asking... but wouldn't that mean that FAU has sold 7-8k of their allotment? Not 7-8k is the total amount sold thus far?
that's total. FAU gets the door sales but have dumped their entire advertising budget into getting more people to come to the game.
Gonna be a lot of Boy Scout troops and Big Brothers/Big Sisters at the game via donated tockets!
$50ish, after fees, to watch MSU play FAU? Sounds excessive.
like the ones that transpire after a prison break.
They can have Detroit I could care less. The only time Michigan will go there is for CCHA Championships which we won last season.
I love Schnellenberger's quote. Dude is a badass and one hell of a coach.
I get that Sparty is trying to tie in the Detroit area but you go from Spartan Stadium 75,005 to Ford Field 65,000. Not only are you reducing capacity and potential ticket sales, but your taking away one of the biggest advantages in college football on any home field the student section.... this is a bad marketing ploy in my novice opinion
It's likely that no students are at school yet. Seems like Sparty always has a couple games before the students hit campus.
would show up anyway. Some of my freshmen friends have already moved in to MSU. Their students would show up if it were a home game.
This was never an MSU home game, it is technically a FAU home game. Their stadium is still under construction so they moved the game to Detroit, not MSU. MSU played FAU in East Lansing a couple years back
I think this is just a play to try to get the local Detroit alums who are unable/unwilling to travel about 2 hours to EL to come to a game and buy merchandise, get exposure, etc. That doesn't seem to be working, but the Detroit area actually seems to have a larger MSU alum base than UM (for whatever reason, UM graduates seem to move about the country more while MSU fans stick around the region).
I could also see it as a recruiting trip beyond anything else, pulling in a bunch of local prospects and giving them the 5* treatment at a stadium that is, frankly, much nicer than Spartan Stadium (plus, Dantonio can talk up the "if you come to MSU, one day you'll be playing on Sundays here" angle). Not that I believe it will really work, but that is probably the mindset.