but i had row 'b' tickets right behind the UM bench. recruit tickets.
you can spit on the field, you're between the 40's. you're 15 feet from the team.
but i had row 'b' tickets right behind the UM bench. recruit tickets.
you can spit on the field, you're between the 40's. you're 15 feet from the team.
I've been in those seats too. I don't like being so close. You can't really see the whole field and/or game.
I had them against OSU in 2007, probably the best seats I will ever have for a major sporting event. The seats were awesome, you could see everything happen, every play develop. I'm not tall by any means and I would say these seats were perfect.
I was in the 40s last year, and I am in the high teens this year, and from an actual football perspective, I think the seats in the 40s were much better.
I am in row 31 at the 25-yard line and I think that is a great row. Anything in the 40s would be a great seat
There is no bad seat in my opinion. I have tickets at row 55. It is easy to get in and out since you are right near the tunnel.
Completely agree with this. I have sat as high as 96, and as low as 5, and there honestly isnt a bad seat. There are some that are better than others though. Id prefer row 35 section 1
I used to go to a lot of games with a friend who was in row 23 in the south endzone. He had plenty of chances to "upgrade," but thought his seats were much better than anything he was going to get for another 20 years of upgrades."
I also went to a lot of games by getting tickets on the street. I think the 20's are great. They give you a good overview, but are still fairly close to the field. All in all, I have to agree that there aren't really any bad seats in the Big House.
As for "leg cramps," you might want to try and stay hydrated.
The couch in a living room with a 70+inch tv.
No lines, no annoying people, cheep food, easy bathroom access, best view, comfortable seating, and free.
if you are going to be there i guess around row 10 is my favorite. The stadium levels out a bit at the bottom so the first 5 rows block your view tremendously. when you are back up around row 10 you are high enough to see more of the field and you can see over the top of peoples heads. still prefer my couch tho.
How can say you'd rather sit on your couch than be in the Big House and be serious about it?
I hate people. specifically groups of people. The big house contains a particularly large group of people. If you are with friends at a big game, like the UTL ND game last year, which I was, yes absolutely, there is not a better place to be than at the game, but vs umass? im sorry, its not worth the hassel for me.
Question my fandom if you must, but ill be watching this weekends game on my couch, and loving every minute of it.
Not questioning your fandom, just wondering. I hate people too sometimes. Specifically when people around me talk about the game like it's NCAA 13 and you should be able to call any play you want and have it work 100% of the time. Then this past saturday someone behind me said and I quote "I hate denard...he sucks...I wish he would just get hurt so someone else could play qb." I just turned around, looked at the person and shook my head. Then probably five minutes later denard proceeds to break a 79 yard run. Numnuts didn't say anything after that.
Ha, sounds like the idiot who sits across the ailse from us in section 21. He also thinks he's God's gift to Michigan fandom, hates everything and bitches all game long.
I dont know I'm pretty sure if RB #28 would have RS Left I'm pretty sure he would have broke in for a TD.
^ this is a joke obviously.....as any true fan uses named rosters! hey o!
I have been going to games at The Big House since I was 5 years old. It is getting to the point where I'd rather stay home. I'm only 25, but I can't stand the people behind me, telling me to sit down whenever I stand up. My father has season tickets, and I use them for the most part. I ALMOST find more enjoyment having a group of friends over for the day, "tailgating", and watching the game in the comfort of my own home.
Watching on TV does not give perspective on anything! Only when your there can you see the running lanes, passing routes, kick coverage ... ok EVERYTHING. The crowd is also instrumental is providing suport for the team. GIVE ME any seat and I'll take it. Last year I went to every regular season game, home and away & have been a season ticker holder for years.
Back to the original question ... I do think sideline seats you can go from row 20 up to 50 and have incredible seats. The closer you get to the endzones the higher up you want to be, say rows 40 to 70.
Finally ... there will be tons of tickets for sale all around the stadium this Saturday and you'll get good seats for a good price. The ticket scalpers will take any good deal (50% of face value).
I'm personally a fan of the 30s myself. Good angle yet not too far away.
I agree. I wouldn't want to sit any closer.
The correct answer is obviously "any row". I've sat from row 1 to the very back row in the end zone. All have their positives and negatives. And personally, the actual game is just part of the whole experience. I just love going back to Ann Arbor, relieving my undergrad days, walking around the campus, smelling the crisp fall air, getting brunch at Zingerman's, watching the band walk in, and having a dinner on the sidewalks reliving the experience after the game. I literally pay thousands to fly back from the west coast to enjoy that.
Best comment yet. Until the last sentence. Congrats on all the moneys, but there is no need to tell everyone how much you spend.
My apologies. I was just dealing with some bills I didn't feel like dealing with and felt especially broke at the moment. What I meant to say is, any seat you can afford is worth it. The experience of the Big House is amazing anywhere you sit.
the MMB marches to the stadium. They do not walk in. I try to go in with them every game.
'Cuz that's where I sat last (senior) year, and they are thusly like my favorite everreererererereerrer.
Those are pretty damn good seats. My ticket this year are 26 row 34, the section is great, and the row has a nice view. But I was honestly hoping for a front row (or similar) view for my senior year.
dude, it's the BIG HOUSE, so every goddamn seat is amazing, of course.
i prefer rows 40-60. i rarely go below 40. i don't mind going higher though...i've sat up in the 90's and still had a great time. you get a good view of the whole field. i just can't stand being too low and not being able to tell a 1 yard run from 7 yard run. just my opinion though...i know a lot of people that are completely opposite of me.
50 is perfect.
I have at in row a (student) and the top row in the corner of the endzone and nearly everywhere in between. I can't say there are bad seats at all, but I prefer between 50-70 as the view is better, there is less wait to get out (and less stairs) and you don't have the crush of the entire stadium on top of you like you get in the first few rows (especially in the student section).
Stay above 40 if you could..But then again there is no bad seat in the Big House
Fielding Yost's seat. But in all seriousness, the best seats I think I could have had were the ones I had my senior year. Row 27 about 5 rows behind the band.
Any lower than that, and I feel like your ability to view the whole field may be obstructed.
On the visitors side, is where I sit. It is one row below the handicapped/capable row. You can stand on the bench and usually the people behin you can still see. It is a perfect distance form the field. And, most gloriously, your back rests against a wall. Hence, no knees in your back from uncaring children sitting behind you. Also, it is a quick exit, if you are looking for that. I have been in row 77sect 1 also no problem.
I prefer the upper 20s and 30s. Any section is good, from the back of the end zone to the sideline.
OP: Pretty simple question...how do you feel about your answer(s)?
/ I agree with all answers...all seats have positives and it comes down to personal preferance. No Third Deck seats to worry about, nor obstructed view (unless you are behind that big guy in section X row .. who won't sit down!).
Just my opinion, but anything below say, the 20's is getting too close unless you're inside the 30 yard lines. If youre around the end zones, higher can actually be better, to an extent. Just being in the place is wonderful though.
I'm in section 24 Row 72 and I believe they are THE best seats in the stadium. I don't have to ascend or descend a single step. As soon as I enter the seating area, there are my seats. And to top that off, I'm on the aisle. I have nobody behind me nor to one side of me. They're great seats and I hope I never have to give them up.
OP I'm so glad you asked that question. Believe it or not my sister recently hit the PowerBall and being a Michigan grad she donated a LOT of the prize money back to the University. They were so grateful they asked her where she'd like to sit next year and she said something about wantingseats on the aisle where as soon as she entered the stadium she didnt have to go up or down a single step. She said she preferred seats with nobody behind her or to one side of her. They suggested the seats in Section 24, row 72.
Can't wait to sit there next year!
Section 17, Row 71. Two seats in from the aisle, two rows down from the concourse. Great seats to take my kids to the games for bathroom breaks or to stretch your legs. Good crowd around too. Can't underestimate having good seatmates who are knowledgable and not idiots. Lots of M letterwinners there actually.
In front of to gain the rediulous knowledge of him yelling Ryan/ Clark all game. Or behind him to have your kids kick him and yell down in front.
at UTL last year and kicked him constantly. Of course, they are 30 and 29, so not really kids, but kicking Brian is prereq to sitting there.
I like rows 20-65.....different perspective. You almost feel the action down low, you really see the whole play develop up high.
Most of the seats in the Big House are fabulous with great sight lines. From a viewing standpoint, it is amazing for such a large venue.
I prefer the front row chairbacks. East and west side are equally good.
This is a rare issue but it does happen - in the SE corner of the stadium, sections 13-18 or so, the flagpole can cause a viewing obstruction in the higher rows in situations where the flag is at half mast. This is on my mind because of 9/11 today, the game after that had obstructed views for some people because of the half staff flag. Obviously this is a rare occurrence, but something to keep in mind in case they're planning on doing half-mast this week in honor of 9/11.
As to your original question - I personally prefer to be between rows 30 and 50. Great views, not too close to the field but not too high either.
I would say if you sit below 15 you are going to have a hard time seeing every single play. It is a cool experience, but I wouldnt do it again (personally). I sat in row 17 for UTL and I thought it was perfect. It also helped that I sat in the corner where roundtree made the game winning catch. Anyway 15-25 is probably the best in terms of seeing everything, but I would put a higher premium on section. For example, row 50 in section 2 is probably better than row 15 in section 37 or whatever.
not too high up, you can see the whole field, and they are right by the entrance/exit.
I think the best seats are anything from 30-50. I've never sat higher than that but may try this year for the Iowa game.
Where is THE KNOWLEDGE when you need him? I believe the correct answer is Row 45
I sat in 32 last week. About the forty. It was pretty much perfect.
the student section. Preferably non-endzone but I'd take enzone student section over 50 yard line in front of gray hairs any day. Only acceptable time to sit down is up to 20 minutes before game time and then halftime. The phrase "down in front" does not exist. Frenzied jubilation after every great play.
Row 94, Section 18 (near the SW corner). I sit just under the suite structure. I don't get rained on, and the sun (at least for 3:30 starts) doesn't affect me at all. When the game is over, I can zip out of there in no time due to my proximity to the upper concourse (which also means concessions and bathrooms are just steps away). I have an outstanding view of the entire field.
Unless they reconfigure something and I get bumped out of these seats at some point (which is actually how I ended up with them), I will have them until the day I die.
Everything's coming up roses for me in Row A.
That was a pretty sweet American flag shirt you had on last Saturday
Our season tickets are right next to the tunnel in Sec 2, almost directly across from the press box. We are fortunate enough to have aisle seats - almost important as height of seats- in such cramped quarters. We're are Row 38 and I really can't imagine a better seat in the house. The feeling is you are watching the game from just above field level, but they are damn expensive.
One of the wisest things my sister did was marry a man that said yes to Benny and became part of Bump's team in the late 50s. However, for the average student, these tickets are cost prohibitive and during one very bad financial year I had to sell my two for when the franchise fee was enacted. Tickets went from face value - 54$ I believe to over 1300 for 7 home games. It's a ridiculous pricef -185.00 per seat; sounds like what one should pay to watch the Super Bowl. I was a member of the rivals site then and I announced that I would be selling two tickets, Sec 2, Row 38, aisle seats. I left my email and within five minutes my inbox was filling up. I hate to say this, but it took a man from OH to say the magic words.Even though I announced that tickets would go for face value plus the franchis fee and virtually spelled it out for them, almost all the emails contained words like, "How much do you want for them? How much are they going for etc." About the fourth to fifth email, I opened an email from a M fan from OH who said, "I'll take them." Bingo. They were gone. After it was established that he was the lucky winner, he asked, "Now is this a one year deal or will you want the tickets back?" Of course, possessing a minimum of moral fiber, I answered that the only way he would lose the tickets is if I wanted them back permanently and because he was willing to bail me out of a jam I wouldn't do this to him. I told him that because M's schedule usually rotates between good home games one year to poor the next, we could establish a "first pick" on a rotating basis. It's worked out well. But back to the question. Row 40 is good. 70 probably would not be that bad and is, of course, closer to the exits - the aisles do get crowded during quarter and half-time breaks. It's a party anyway, so I think any seat you can get, provided price is right, would be ok, but seats from about 28 to 42 are the ones I would call Primo.
Last week was pretty up close and personal.
the 20s on the Michigan sideline. These are the westside chairback seats.
If you are tall like me (6'4") you will appreicate row 56 directly behind the handycap accessible spots. There's nobody in front of you therefore you have all the room in the world to stretch out. I purposely looked up row 56 for the Air Force game and found some. It was a beautiful thing once again....
I'm a bit biased because these are where our season tickets have been for years, but the 89th (or top) row is the best. Here's why:
(1) Great, full view of the field--never miss a play
(2) Built-in seat back if you'd like to lean back
(3) No one behind you (to yell in your ear, knee you in the back, spill on you, or get upset when you stand)
(4) A convenient little shelf directly behind your seat to store any extra clothing, food, drinks, etc.
As others have said, any row above about mid-way is great for field prespective, but the top-row seats are the absolute best in my opinion.
I had my grandfather's seats in sec. 2 row 81 seats 21-24. I would love to have them back, and it is a life goal to do so. You can see the field so well, it appeared like you knew exactly if the ball carrier got to the 1st down or was stopped short.
Currently I sit in sec. 36 row 66 (end zone, near students) and I cannot see the yardage as clearly across the field. I must look at the video to see what yard he is tackled.
I'm curious about this as well, as I'll be attending my first game this Saturday and will be sitting in Section 25 Row 49, it's a little closer to the endzone, but also closer to the band. Hoping these are good seats and I'll enjoy the experience!