"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Semi OT: Crisler Arena, best section to sit in?
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You didn't hear? They sold the naming rights to the car company.
There is not really a bad seat. Just depends on how much you want to spend. You still have very good viewing from the second deck.
It's a bowl around a hoops court... There's not much difference between sections. The closer the better
Student section by far
Better to be behind the students or across from them?
I like sitting behind them. The seats are raised relative to the Maize Rage so there's no problem seeing over them. If the students are quiet (or if they don't come because it's a cupcake game or they're on break), sometimes you can hear what Beilein's saying the timeouts, because he's facing you while he says it.
Of course, there are probably some advantages of the other side that I just don't know about.
the best seats are lower level, mid court, opposite the Maize Rage, row 10.
If you can find a ticket there, it will cost you.
...but this is somewhat if a "ticket" related thread and no one checks the ticket board.
I'm looking for a couple tickets to the OSU game.
Looking for 2 tickets for the OSU game, don't care where, just looking for them to be together.
I miss my go-to spot of the last row in the student bleachers at midcourt. Saw some really, really bad basketball from there, but man was it fun.
Bottom line: Never graduate.
Nothing I miss more about the student section, football or basketball, than standing right behind the bench and hearing the coaching from Beilein. Really made me feel a connection with the team.
I wish the student section would be enlarged. We need to have an atmosphere like Duke.
EDIT: Then again, students don't even show for football games, so maybe that is a bad idea.
My seats are in section 218, which is upper level on the corner of the Michigan bench, and I sit about halfway up. I can't complain about my seats at all. Great view of all the action. My first year of seats before the re-seating process was in the second to last row in the corner above the new tunnel. Even those were good seats.
In my opinion, there are no bad seats in the arena. Maybe behind the baskets, but I have never sat there, so I don't have first hand knowledge.
I sat about half way up second level for the gasser game a couple years ago and loved the seats. But I like sitting along the ends in all sports so take that for what it's worth
Midcourt is the best, but there really aren't any bad seats - it holds less than 13,000 seats total, which is a nice size for basketball. If you've been to the Palace, it's much more intimate than that.