The side that has sections 117-111 is UM's sideline.
Sugar Bowl - Tickets & Hotel
Not half and half. Look to be pretty nice seats though.
I was told UM plaza section was between 114-127 directly from mich athletic ticket office. 114 is 50 yd line, 127 is end zone.
I wouldn't worry. Word is, there won't be many of them
I have 3 extra tickets, but they are 125 a piece. But I got them off the Mgoblue website so they have to be in the Michigan section. I bought them on accident....
you accidentally have $375 worth of tickets? Damn, that stinks. Hopefully you can get your money back. If I was in the area and could easily make it there I'd help you out. Hey, on second thought, if you flew me there I'd be happy to give you even $150 for the ticket!
I did the bowl order reservation thing before they announced the bowl they were going too. I figured it would give me first priority to buy them when available. Well apparently they just go ahead and charge your credit card without telling you (I probably missed the fine print somewhere). But I can't afford the trip down there or take that much time off work. If this is Pasadena I'll drop my savings on a trip there. But to go to New Orleans and drop a ton of money on a hotel or plane ticket is not worth it to me right now.
New Orleans Marriott on Canal St. Was the first hotel I came across with rooms avail. Made reservation day tix went on sale though. Rather pricey for a single night (driving in day of game since i'm only 3 hrs away) but it's my first time seeing Blue play, so what the hell!
Its my second game. The first was Oregon beat down in the Big house. Hoping for a better outcome.
If the name wasn't obvious enough, my brother , friends, and I are coming in from Pensacola. Ya'll going day of game too?
Probably gonna work till noon and leave about one. Just gonna be the wife and I. We got a room at the Hyatt Regency and its suppose to be directly accross the street from the super dome.
I hope we make it back in one piece! And a VICTORY!! GO BLUE!
That's supposed to be the team hotel.
JW Marriott, and I knew a few other folks staying there as well.
So, have any students got their tickets yet? I got mine today, and they were in section 623. I was under the impression that students would be sitting in the 120s. Did anyone else get in this situation? Was I wrong on assuming that the student section would be so close? And, I bought them about 3 minutes after they first went on sale...
A hearty thanks to the University
from this Alumnus who was willing to pay.
DOWN IN FRONT!
Yeah how terrible, supporting alumni who have supported the U, some for decades.
Not sure how they allocated tickets. I have tickets in 127, and two separate groups of friends have tickets in 126. We all bought 8, not sure if that's got anything to do with it.
in section 126, row 9. Not sure if it was just luck of the draw or maybe based on credits somehow like regular tickets?
Can't be based on credits, as I'm graduating in a few days. I am not too happy about this seating situation. Anyway, does anyone know if the sections up there are students?
This is part of the reason so many schools have difficulty selling their allotment of tickets. If you wait a week or two and buy tickets elsewhere, you get a choice of where to sit and often at a reduced price. Think about VT having gone to bowls the past several years and students and alumni previously been burned in a similar way. Why wouldn't they just wait and get their tickets elsewhere? Will the same thing happen with Michigan fans in future bowl games as word gets around that you might get stuck with overpriced sucky seats if you buy through the university?
But it was worth it to me, not only to prevent hassle, but be sure I'd be sitting surrounded by a lot of blue. I've had travel agencies book trips before, and if you're in the mixed sections, or in with the opposing fans, it kinda drives me nuts. I want to be around my own kind, even if the seats are a little less central than I could get on Stubhub. (Not saying you can't find seats for sale in the Michigan sections...you're just taking a chance). Though I'm pretty happy with my sec 116 seats.
Don't forget that by buying through the Michigan AD, you are helping them sell out their allotment, so they don't have to shell out for the unbought tickets. Yeah, it's going to be a bit more expensive, but think aboutt the difference between the ticket price and what you could have paid on StubHub as a donation or something like that.
Yeah I'm in 626. U of M screwed over the students to make a buck. They could have told us that they would put the students in the worst possible seats, I would have forked over an extra 50 bucks for descent seats. It's good to know that all that tuition money that they get from us doesn't really mean much. I'll remember this when I get a call in 3 years asking for donations.
Section 621, non student, nose bleed. Didn't send any $'s to the Athletic Department last year so my 50+ priority points went for naught.
I just picked mine up, and I'm in section 126. I bought mine a couple hours after going on sale. I have no idea why everyone is spread out. I'm about to graduate, so the only thing I can think of is credit hours (maybe). However, that doesn't seem to make very much sense to me for the bowl game.
When everyone put in their order. If that changed anything. If those in the upper deck waited till later in the afternoon, or next day, people like you who did it fairly early are down, but around the corner, and those who did it just as they opened got seats more on the side.
Can't be. I'm graduating on Sunday, and I ordered my tickets about 2 minutes after it opened. And I'm in section 623. I am a little ticked off. I emailed the ticket office, and they said that they tried to put as many seniors as possible in the good seats, but there were too many, which I say BS to that. Oh well I guess.
permission from professors for missing the first day of class?
Sorry, had to make something out of a double post...
Just send your professors an email and most will understand. If they don't, fuck 'em.
but just saw on espn.com (dont know if this got posted yet) Martin and Molk invited to Senior Bowl...congrats to those two!!!
Edit: and in the spirit of this thread according to stubhub Sugar bowl is #2 in ticket sales 1 obviously being the NCG.
as the amount of tickets available goes up nearly 100 daily.
Saw 50 yard line, second level tickets (sec 242, row 1 = 50 yd line) on e-bay last Friday, auction ended this past Monday. $180 a piece starting out ($360 for the pair). These were top of the line tickets to say the least, and starting out at face value. They rose to $500 with a minute to go, $510 with ~30 seconds. I was ready to pull the trigger at $520 (pricey for me, put for elite tickets I was pumped and had no problem forking over the dough). I haven't used e-bay in quite sometime and forgot that you have to 'confirm' your bid after you place it from the main page. Bidding with only ~10 seconds left I ran out of time to get my bid in again. FFFFFUUUUUUUUU!!!
So whoever bought those tickets, and I'm only positive it's a MGoBlogger!, you best enjoy them! I'm still sulking.
Cool Story Bro, I know.
I think you lucked out. You'll be able to get great tickets (aka club ones, etc) for face or under face.
I work in Mobile and live near one of the practice sites.
edit. was in reply to Molk and Martin making the Senior Bowl team.
we decided to go yesterday with some friends that are renting a card. stubhub some 30 yard line tickets for under $100 and we are going to stay at Harrahs.
I have been watching daily and the prices keep falling. My gut tells me if you wait just a little longer for a room and even just scalp tickets when you get to NO you will be able to find some real steals.
Anyone know which endzone will be ours? As in the one with Michigan painted in it?
SEC 201 row 1. I'm staying at the Weston. Also I'm driving from South Florida to NoLA.My wife is preggers with our first child so she will 8 months by game time so no flights for me.
Congrats on the baby!
I'm taking my ten year old son. Last year was his first Michigan bowl game. It was 20 years to the day since I saw my first Michigan bowl game. It was the Gator Bowl, but a much different result.
My first and last Bowl Game was the Gator Bowl but it was about 30+ years ago when Lawrence Tayor knocked John Wangler from the game and we lost. Taking my 18 year old son to this one.
I have 2 tickets. Club level sec 302C row 11. Cost is $370 for the pair(face value). Change of plans, cannot go. Anyone interested?
Staying in a hostel for $18 a night! Should at least be pretty interesting.
Haven't you seen the movie?
I would go for a $ 45.00 tickets. Even if I had sit with a bunch of VA TECH'ers! Who knows all sections may be filled with Michigan fans!!! It would be great to get the stadium full of Michigan fans!