Western apparently returned some ticket it couldn't sell so tickets are for sale on Mgoblue.com for the opener against them. I just checked and right now you can at least get two together - so those who don't have tickets, here's your chance:
Western returns some tickets - Tickets now availible on Mgoblue
don't let the athletic department and AD fool you. The only games that are/have been sold out are the big three. Branding isn't as important as the all mighty dollar otherwise they would have offered those who had "non-renewable" season tickets (I was one) the last two years and opportunity again before offering the four game packs. This would have helped sell tickets to the "not so attractive" games.
I find it interesting that they have now added a "fee" on top of the order charge. This wasn't the case last year and adds an extra $4/ticket to your cost plus the $7 order charge. When I can get two tickets on the secondary market for far below face why would I buy them from the ticket office? I got tickets to EMU for $34.95 for 2, SDSU $96, and Minny $66.01. I did have to pay face for Nebraska though. I can get a pair under $100 for WMU why would I pay $158 through the box office for worse seats?
Actually when I did the search for the tickets - it came up with section 24 row 9. So I'm guessing you probably won't be able to get those tickets for below face anywhere - even from the scalpers.
But I have season tickets, so it was of no use to me. I just thought I'd mention it for anyone looking to go to the game for face value - rather than buying on stubhub or something.
may see the value in going to the stadium with tickets in hand. However, I find it silly to even imagine paying $70 per ticket + fees for Western when it is virtually guaranteed that you will find tickets from a scalper (or third party website) for significantly less.
Just saying they're there.
Those are not seats that would be issued to the visiting team. So how did they get returned?
They didn't offer the non-renewable season tickets this year because they opened up the renewable season tickets again and anyone that properly donated a minimum of $100 back in November-January received the option to buy 2 renewable season tickets.
Got my two Western tickets on ebay for $90 and that included shipping.
These aren't tickets given back by WMU. They've been for sale ever since single games went on sale. This is the one game that the AD has never claimed to be sold out or down to "single seats only."
On a related topic, I'm wondering if the new partnership with StubHub is going to create issues with people getting screwed by shady ticket scalpers this year, especially for big games like Notre Dame. Now that you can deliver tickets electronically, it's possible to sell a ticket via StubHub and then turn around and sell the physical ticket as well, even though the barcode on it will no longer scan at the gate. It would make me nervous about buying tickets from someone on the street now, because there's no way to be sure that someone else didn't already buy the "working" tickets for those seats off of StubHub until you try to go in the stadium.
Yes, but you'd have to be a total asshole to want to trick people out of their money like that. I'd like to think our fanbase wouldn't do such things.
Sure, but I wouldn't consider the usual group of scalpers -- not real ticketholders selling 1 or 2 extras, but the people there every week who spend the day buying and reselling -- to be part of our "fanbase." Just saying it's probably a good idea to be even more careful than in the past about who you buy from, especially if they seem to be offering a particularly good deal.
Ok, but in order to sell downloadable tickets, you need to be a STH. Scalpers can't do that on their own. Be as careful as you usually are.
I'm not a season ticket holder and I was able to post downloadable tickets on Stub Hub (part of my 4-game pack that I cannot make).
So, it certainly should be a concern. There's no way to physically "decertify" tickets that have been redownloaded. That's a major problem. If anyone thinks scalpers would have the ethics to not take advantage of that, I'll sell you an OSU "ticket" for $30.
I hope that if they are finding people coming to the gate with barcodes that aren't valid (have been sold on StubHub), that they (the Athletic Department) would go to the original owner of those tickets and ban them from having tickets.
Not sure if it was the case when the OP posted this, but at this point there are far better tickets for far less money available on Stubhub. Best available through the OP's link when I checked was section 10, row 87...
Well I did check it at like 6:30am this morning. So I would assume the tickets I found are gone now.
I guess my comment probably came out wrong. I wasn't giving you a hard time. I appreciated the information you provided. I was just letting others know that, as of the time I posted, there were better tickets on Stubhub, that's all.