So being from southern Ohio, I've got a rather lenghty drive to AA but I usually make it to a few games a year. I for sure want to make it to the ND game but I was talking with a ND fan who said hes not going (what a shame!) because those tickets were gonna be $200+ to sit in row 99. How much do you guys think they'll go for on websites like Stubhub? Won't the Athletic Department offer tickets at face value for a limited time like they did with a few games last year?
ND night game tickets
I have ten friends who've already planned trips to Ann Arbor for that game. It seems to have already been designated as "the one weekend where every alum returns to Ann Arbor in the Fall". I imagine tickets are going to be at least $200 on the secondary market.
Will tickets be available on game day and what will the scalpers be asking in anyone's opinion?
It was impossible to get Michigan State tickets this past season on gameday, and the hype will be much greater for the night game. I would suggest buying them as soon as they go on sale, because the price is only going up.
My buddy scored a ticket for face about an hour before the game.
Anyone know when the single game packages go on sale?
I've tried to look at when I bought last year, but cant find the email
Highly doubt that ND will be eligible for a single game sale. It'll be the rest of the non-conference and Minnesota me thinks.
I bought single game ND tix 2 years ago. Maybe it'll be diff this year, but i've done it in the past.
Your buddy was extremely lucky then. Me and a friend spent an hour before the game asking people around the stadium. We were willing to pay like $100 apiece but no takers. Funny thing is that we had pregame field passes to that game, but they wouldn't let us down because we didn't have tickets.
It'll be awhile yet. Season ticket renewals (for non-students) are due May 13. They are relocating a bunch of us from Sections 33 and 34 in order to expand the student section. So I doubt any single tix will go on sale until all of that has worked itself out.
my wife and i want to go up wtih a buddy and his wife, and when i checked stubhub the cheapest i found a week or two ago was $450....EACH.
i told them we'll wait for the market to settle down a bit.
I hope so, because I'd also really like to go.
Does the athletic department sell extra tickets to home games? I thought they only did that for away games. The only way I ever knew to get tickets was through stubhub, etc. I really wish that marketplace.umich was still a real place, because the tickets were generally less expensive.
Stubhub will be outrageous and the athletic department will not likely be offering notre dame tickets, if they do it might be a eastern western nd package.
Tickets for the ND game will likely not make it to public sale. Most are purchased through season ticket holders and through the alumni association. If they do have any left over, they will likely be packaged for the public with either WMU, EMU, or SD State.
Thanks for the opinions guys, looks like I'll be cutting useless chew and coffee spending. Can't wait though.
I put in my order for alumni tickets to the ND game last week. They are packaged with the SDSU game (limit 2 for ND). You can also opt for ND tickets only, but applicants for ND only are picked after the people opting for the package -- which means they won't get tix.
I hope I get tickets, any tickets, for that game. FedEx delayed the delivery of my application by a day because, you know, "wind in Memphis." FML.
I think ND tickets will be go for substantially more than $200 per ticket, at least for decent to good seats. $200 for endzone tickets may not be unreasonable -- and I don't know for sure. However, ND tickets do usually fetch a good price and ND is getting better, we have a new coach, its is the first night game, Desmond will be honored, there will be fireworks, and Dave Brandon might sacrifice a virgin (if he can find one). So, it will be a big night.
I should probably know this as an alumnus, but how do I order ND tickets through the alumni association? Call them?
with the Alumni Association and then mail or walk in the form for tickets. Last day to get it in there is Friday.
Thank you for the info! I just overnighted the application. I can't believe I never knew about this.
Hopefully some miracle occurs and there are some tickets left. *crosses fingers*
I sent my application in via 2nd Day A.M. and it got there in the P.M. So hopefully I'm not too far from the top of the list.
BTW, you can ask for a credit on the late delivery if you haven't already.
We purchased (or attempted to purchase) the two game SDSU/ND ticket pack. We had a friend who still lives in Ann Arbor hand deliver our applications the first day they were accepting them.
Same here. Haven't heard back on whether or not I was able to get any yet.
My friend got there at 8 AM and said there were already 50 people lined up. All you can do is hope now.
Dave Brandon should have no problem finding a virgin to sacrifice... the game is in Ann Arbor, not Lansing or Ohio.
I talked to the lady collecting the Alumni ticket applications at the Alumni center on campus...I wanted to turn it in by hand to ensure I'd get a high choice.
I walked in the building around noon and handed her my sheet. She looked at it and told me that I probably wouldnt get my first 2 choices (Notre Dame single game, Notre Dame package) because there 600-700 ppl waiting in line when the alumni accociation building opened at 9am and most ppl wanted the ND tickets.
I was bummed, none-the-less.
I really really really want to go to the night game.
Im willing to pay quite a bit to witness history...
So is it worth it to overnight the application for arrival on Friday or is it likely a lost cause?
Won't the Athletic Department offer tickets at face value for a limited time like they did with a few games last year?
That's what i did 2 years ago... bought piggy back seats for face value... it was awesome. Hope we can do that again this year... if not, i submitted that Football Saturdays request for alumni... (alumni.umich.edu) I think you still have time to do it if you're a member.
The last few years, the Athletic Department has sold "All In" Tickets, which was essentially a hybrid season ticket where your seats were in different places each week and you got no renewal rights (i.e. they really weren't "season tickets"). My brother-in-law, who lives in AA, has been getting them.
This year they told him they were not selling those tickets. I'm not surprised -- I think they are moving past the marketing methods used during the RR regime (for whatever reason). I saw that there was an increase in student ticket applications. Maybe there is more demand for season tickets. I don't know.
The bro-in-law just bought some season tickets for the year on Craigslist instead.
Those packages were offered because the Athletic Department was banking returned season tickets for years. They hung onto those tickets, and turned them into tmeporary non-renewable mini-season deals. All in anticipation of being able to move patrons around to accomodate the aisle-widening and other stadium renovations. Now that renovations are completed, those seats have been reassigned, mostly to permanent, renewing season ticket applicants.
One more thing for which any "RR regime" is innocent of wrongdoing.
Thanks for the info. That actually makes sense, now that you mention it.
I did not mean to critize the RR era; I was just observing that those ticket offers coincided with that time. I wasn't trying to imply a political point, but I can see how it was easily mis-understood.
I had actually did wonder whether there were extra seats available during the RR years because some (a few) alums gave back their tickets because they were being jerks about RR. However, I agree that the rearrangment of the seats is the more likely reason (and I think I remember now that being discussed several years ago).
For what it's worth the All-In packages during the RR era where the same as the Go-Blue packages during the Carr Era had nothing to do with RR and more to do as Section 1 mentioned the seating adjustments.
it really sounds like it was RR's fault.
I have been hunting these tickets for months now. It will no doubt cost between 300-600 dollars to get decent seats to this game but I am going hell or high water.
Come hell or high water I am making it home for that game. And I'm going to be in that stadium to see it even if I have to take out a loan from Israeli mobsters or pawn my watch. First night game ever against ND = Can't miss.
I'll be on the golf course to tailgate regardless of whether or not I end up with a ticket. If I have to watch the game at a bar, so be it.
Same boat. I'm not missing this game no matter the cost. It also happens to be my birthday.
They did offer them already through the alumni association, but I have no idea how many the department generally will release. They will be a fortune on stub hub methings, the Irish fan base shows up very well and night games are always a big deal.
Just had a buddy of mine who bought two tickets on stubhub in corner 18 row 2 (row 4 after AA and BB) for $350.00. The cheapest tickets were 225.00 and they were way up in the endzone. Last week when he checked he said there were no tickets below $300.00. Not sure how much you are willing to spend, but it is ND and it is the first night game in the Big House. So you are going to have to shell out some extra cash. I thought 2nd row seats in the corner endzone for $350.00 was a steal. I have only been to the Big House for 2 games and I sat on the 10 yard line and 3rd row each time and those tickets were $150.00 and $120.00. Of course it was against Indiana in 09 and UMass last yr. So im not surprised that the ticket price doubled.
I would keep checking stubhub. It seems there are more tickets being added for less amount. But it all depends on how much you are willing to spend. It will be a once in a lifetime trip so, imo, itd be worth it to spend the extra cash. Goo luck.
Me and my dad will probably be shelling out over 1k for our two tickets combined. When we do it, we do big son.
You mean your dad do big son, and you watch for free. Anyway, this is a night game. I was able to get student tickets from drunken sorority girls for this year's MSU game. By the time the game rolls around for the ND game 90% of the sorority chicks will have vomited on their shoes 3 times. You can get them for $20 from them and pay the fee at the gate to get them validated. BK finest it.
I looked up tickets for UM-PSU last year and some were pushing $350 if I remember correctly. I would imagine these would be similar if not more.
I got on the season ticket waiting list and donated money this year for this ticket alone. No way, I'm missing this game!
I'm on the waitlist. Is it imperative that you donate? If so, how much is recommended / where?
threads on this topic. One guy posted he donated $300 last year and received Sec 20 row 20 which isnt bad. But that was last year. This year could be a little different maybe $500 - $1000.
Anyone else donate for the first time this year and how much?
I donated $600 this year....so hopefully that is good enough. I am also alumni, so that should be 11 points I believe.
I know the renewals are due May 13th, so waitlist people probably won't hear anything until the end of May.
Last year for the UM-MSU game they put up a bunch of single seats for sale a couple months before the game if I recall correctly. They put them online close to midnight I believe, and I managed to pick up six at face value at 3 AM. It was of course posted right away on MGoBlog that they were available, so I would suggest checking here regularly and hope to get lucky.
You won't find the proper market value price until season tickets are all sent out. I'm not sure who is selling what on stubhub right now, but the high prices are likely a reflection of both the importance of the game and the scarcity of actual tickets. In short, there is no supply because people don't yet have tickets.
The promise of tickets. Because no one should have any in their hands right now. Not that if you have season tix you're not pretty assured of getting them. But how many are selling their season ticket for that game? I'd be wary of anyone selling tickets now.
...but can you put a price on moments like these?
*sniff* my allergies are acting up again.
I've always had pretty good luck with eBay. Filter your search to auction only. Good seats will likely run $300-350 each. End zone tickets might go for $125-$175 each.
Don't bid until the last 3 seconds of the listing so no one has a chance to jump the bid. Good luck.