I have been putting off season tickets for a while now (since graduating in 2002), until this year the athletic department mailed all alumni giving them access. I signed up and was given up to 4 (I took 2) season tickets to the games. They claimed it was a one time only offer to Alum and would not continue once the new stadium arrived and that they were given seats that would no longer exists once construction is complete. This seems strange since my seats have varied every game (always 2 together, but in different locations).
I usually only can make 4 home games a year (which isn't bad) and I wanted to find out what people's thoughts are on Season tickets going forward. The Victor's club and priority points system seems complicated. I can't see that they have posted the donation levels this year (expect it was bad given the economy). There are plenty of seats left in the new seating and I was contemplating going all in for the $2,000 West Side seat backs. My only concern is that there may be a better option. I would like to get tickets in the 20-40 yard line range on the Michigan home side.
Does anyone know how this works, or have insight into donation levels required to get these seats or thoughts on what will be required going forward. I assume that some Alum will be moving up to the new stadium seating, thus hopefully opening up good seats. Also, I assume the economy of Detroit has really put a dent in the amount of donation necessary to secure good seats. I was hoping to get into good seats (two) but not sure what that means I have to spend per year in donation/ ticket payments.