Woo! I started a thread last week regarding traveling to the Insight Bowl, but I'm glad that we're not going there. The Gator Bowl works out a lot better considering my family gatherings around Christmas and the fact that it is less expensive to fly to Jacksonville than Arizona. Who's planning on going?
Who is traveling watch M in the Gator Bowl?
I am pretty sure UM and MSU will be there
If you think that's a disqualification...
Mississippi State University.
In other news TomVH is pissed
My heart stopped for a moment thinking it was a recruiting issue then I realized Tom is in Arizona. Ahhh breathe deep.
Delta doesn't take Mgopoints? I know Tom has quite a stash built up.
Even though Arizona would have been closer for me, I don't mind Jacksonville all that much. The flight will end up costing me the same anyways. I would have been happy as long as it was in a city that Jet Blue flew to.
Like this couldn't fit in one of the other three!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! threads? What a loser. How is dorm life going? Wow, just wow. How the standards have fallen.
Sorry for my original thread title... it was unclear
You are a dick.
I think the OP is talking about who is going personally...not which teams.
I'm not sure why this was so hard to figure out.
Man, people are quick on the trigger finger these days. Pick a coach already, for the sanity and safety of us all!
Being from FL, I will be very happy if we are in fact in the Gator Bowl. I also purchased tickets earlier in the week, so this would work out great.
and I am so excited to have the bowl in FL!!! I just bought 5 lower bowl seats for the whole family. I would've preferred to have matched up with Florida or Tenn, but I am just thankful it is here in FL. GO BLUE!!!
I am already going to Jacksonville to spend the winter break between classes with my uncle and brother. Now I'm dragging them out to watch the Maize and Blue on the first day of 2011
Not a bad drive from Atlanta, so I'll be going. See you all in Jacksonville.
I am in Augusta, so the 4 hour drive will be nothing compared to the long drive I took to watch them play that other MSU team. Do you think its better to buy tickets through ticketmaster or just buy them when they go on sale at 8:30am tomorrow?
I'll be there.
Speaking of which, does anyone with prior bowl experience know the best way to get tickets? I'm a junior and my family didn't take me to any earlier ones so this is my first.
mgoblue.com is selling tickets as of tomorrow morning. thats how i'm getting them.
im coming from portland, or so its going to be quite a flight. but i have never been to a bowl game and after the past two years i don't want to miss anymore opportunities.
you never know when they will go again, although i think the future is bright and the worst is behind us!
You can probably purchase them through the school. Most bowl games distribute a certain number of tickets to each school participating to sell themselves.
Either that or you can nab them through the Bowl website.
You from around there, and just looking for tickets? You going on a trip down there? You can buy tix directly from the bowl, or get them scalped cheaper, if you're around there. Or get them from the Alumni Association/Athletic Department at full price but be sure and sitting with other Michigan people, and help them get their allotment out. Bowl game tix are not generally that hard to find.
There's also an Alumni Association Tour http://www.michigansportstours.com/ That will take care of travel to the city, to and from hotel and Stadium and usually has some perks, with some addition tours and events you can sign up for (for more $$$). But it's usually a little more pricey than if you were to Travelocity it or something. Depends on how much you want to do on your own, and how much you want to do. But tickets shouldn't be a problem. Bowl games rarely sell out, unless it's a fabulous match-up, or a National Championship type game.
Since my family lives in New York and I already booked my flight home for break (12/22-1/3, DTW to LGA), me and my dad have to work around that. I'm thinking I'll just wake up early and buy from mgoblue and deal with plane tickets/hotel/rental car when I talk to my dad again tonight since he hasn't gotten home yet.
I'll be driving down from Atlanta. Go Blue!
likely to cost?
I'm very seriously considering it, but I haven't decided yet.
My girlfriend to go, then I'm going with her.
If I can't convince her to go, then I'm going by myself!
Jacksonville Or Bust!
I don't think you'll have to worry about being by yourself...
Kind of bummed they aren't coming out here. But I was just looking at tickets for the Gator Bowl. Pretty decent prices if you ask me. Even for the VIP seating.
Flight cost from Phx to Jville is the problem!
Wish I had my own G6.
Going to make the drive down from Atlanta.
We should all rent a dang bus with the responses I have seen so far.
My first Gator Bowl was New Year's Day in 1991. It was Michigan 35-Ole Miss 3. I'm hoping for the same result.
As luck would have it, I will be in Daytona Beach for a week from 25th December to the 1st, but I am flying out just as the game's about to kickoff. I would desperately like to stick around and go to the game. However, change fees and itinerary changes in JetBlue mean an additional 300 bucks is added to the ticket. Plus, the cost of the actual game tickets and I am looking at an additional 500$ out of pocket, which is a bit much. Is there anyway I can cut the change fees on JetBlue? Anybody have experience with this sort of things? Anybody here work for JetBlue and help out a fellow fan? :)
The founder of JetBlue is a Michigan alum, that's why it's called JetBlue. See if you can get him on the phone, maybe he can help.
The founder of Jetblue is not from Michigan but his side kick is. The side kick is now the CEO and while he is an alum, I've not found him to be much of a football fan. The name has nothing to do with M. I can tell you that when JB was flying to Columbus, some of the pilots were known to play Hail to the Victors while in the area if not over the airport PA system : )
What hotel the team will be staying in, a post would be appreciated.
(Not sure if I'm going...but if I go, it's with Dos Equis).
They have a team meeting at 8:00 and will probably find out then.
FWIW, I know someone on the team and he just told me they're staying at the Omni hotel in Jacksonville.
I'm going! I wasn't going to go to the insight bowl, but going to florida is much more doable. I can't wait!
I'm going to the Gator bowl (obvious reasons) and the Military Bowl to watch my friend who plays for Maryland.
Anyone going from Detroit? We should coordinate efforts on finding the cheapest flight. I may or may not be going on my own--most of my friends are "done with this team until things change." Oh well, their loss! I love this team and am so excited to be bowling again.
Oh man, my friends are all the same way. Or poor. In the end I don't have anyone to go with and it sucks.
If you really want to go, you should still do it! Everything else will work itself out. We should all have an MGoMeetUp in Jacksonville, I'm sure there'll be M fans everywhere.
Are there any websites or Phone Apps that cater to sports fans meeting up on game day?
I don't think so but we could always just start a thread. :)
Hey guys. If any of you are travelling to Jacksonville for the game, please email me ([email protected])
I live here in Jacksonville, and I was born and raised in MI. I'd like to get together & tailgate, hang out. I know the city well. I don't have any Wolverine friends down here, so this is a good chance for me to mingle w/my people.
The game is not yet sold out. If the Gators do get in the game will sell out but if it's MSU, you should have time to get seats at face value. Just check ticketmaster.com
I live in Venice, FL now...1 hour south of Tampa. Wife and I will be there and then out on the town for New Years..woohoo.
I live in Jacksonville and always buy tickets from scalpers for the Jags and Florida/ Georgia games. Prices are always better than from web sites or ticket office. Also it can be fun to sit among rival fans. The people here are generally friendly. Had a great experience at the Outback Bowl several years ago when I sat with Florida fans abd we beat them in Zook's last game.
But I don't know...Florida fans have been the biggest asshole opposing fans at any Bowl I've ever been to. They make USC fans look modest.
That's what made my walk back to my car after watching the Capital One Bowl so very nice.
With MSU being official I think you'll be able to find cheap seats day of the game...
4 of them. They are in nose bleed but who the heck cares! It's MICHIGAN on New Years Day!!!!! Woo Hoo Let's go Blue!!!!!!!
Count me in...I'll be in Florida over New Years and will make the trek to Jacksonville to see the boys end the season with a bang...one way or another.
Mississippi State has already sold 19,000 tickets, Mgo_fly. We travel well. We hold the Liberty and held the Peach bowl attendance records.
Wasn't meant as a dig against the Bulldog fans, just an observation based on the last two Michigan bowl games vs the Gators here in Florida. I don't think there is any question but that the Gators could have sold more tickets to this bowl than either of us. Keep checking Stubhub as the prices keep going down.
Here's to a good game and your long drive home : )
on the assumption we'd get in to face the Gators (meaning it would sell out as soon as announced). Now with MSU tickets will be available. Regardless, this will be the first UM game I've got to see in 3 years. Can't wait.
I just booked my flight from Detroit to Jacksonville--I searched a bunch of sites and the best one came up on Kayak.com for cheaptickets.com. I played around with the dates, and the best price I found was leaving on 12/31 and returning on 1/3 for $265.60 with all taxes and fees on Delta.
I spent a while fiddling with the results until i got what I wanted. FWIW I found the best combination of flights/times from NYC is the 8:00AM from JFK that morning, returning at 6:45AM the next morning (ughhhh) on JetBlue. The only other way to get there on time leaving that day is a layover, which I do not trust when my butt needs to be in that stadium an hour before kick off.
on how great the level of enthusiasm is among the faithful.
Seeing as I started here at Michigan in '08, this is my first bowl game a student here. Does the university do anything for students or not?
Student season ticket-holders must order online using their student online ticket account. The deadline for seating in the designated student sections is Friday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. If you need assistance ordering online, please email [email protected] and include your name and student identification number. Orders received after Dec. 10 may be assigned seating on a first-come, first-served basis outside of the designated student sections.
Students may pick up their bowl tickets from Thursday, Dec. 16 through Wednesday, Dec. 22 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Athletic Ticket Office located at 1100 S. State St. Tickets may also be picked up at the Michigan will-call window at the Gator Bowl on the day of the game.
GROUP SEATING: Due to time constraints, we are unable to accommodate student group seating, but all U-M students will be seated in the same area. If you wish to sit with other students, please place orders together under a single account.
Student tickets are not transferable to any other person and will not be released to anyone other than the student season ticket-holder. There are no exceptions, and no refunds are permitted.
Most likely. Probably will fool around with not getting tickets for a while.
J'ville may not be so warm that time of year. Brrr.
I was thinking about making the drive from Tampa, but with those ticket prices, I think I'll put the money towards some brew and enjoy it from the comfort of my sofa.
Oh come on man, those prices aren't bad at all. I wish I was in driving distance to see the bowl game, I was planning on driving to Tempe if we were in the Insight Bowl. If 80 bucks or whatever is discouraging you from going, that's weak sauce.
Insight Bowl would have been nice. We could have had an mgoblog caravan to the game. Now I am going to have to figure out plane tickets and hotel rooms. Hopefully my friend pulls through and gets cheap plane tickets for me.
Take a look at craigslist. There are tickets to be had for as little as $40. If you can't afford the gas from Tampa, let me know and I'll give you a ride.
for the holidays, returning to SF on 12/31, but kind of thinking I might turn around and get right back on a plane to go although not that jacked to fly on NYE.
If I stay until 1/3 the airfare is only $500 +/- and three nights hotel leave me at ~$1K, plus ticktes and drinks and possibly some food.
Hmmmmmmm......this is more than i have wanted to see a bowl game for a long time.
Hmmmmm....pondering. Going to be busy on kayak tonight.
will be there.
Any Jax natives have any comments on how easy it is to get around town without a rental car? Apparently it's the largest city in the continental US in terms of land area. Not too pleased to hear that.
While the city limits are huge, the downtown is compact. If you stay at one of the downtown hotels like the Hyatt or Omni you can comfortably walk to the game. Just remember that this is north Florida and can be chilly in January.
So I'm assuming you wouldn't suggest staying in the Deerwood Park or Baymeadow area unless we had a car then? I know there are a few buses that run around there, but those don't seem that convenient to get downtown with. Is most of the nightlife and restaurants in the downtown area also?
No that's too far away from the stadium unless you knew the bus schedules or had a car.
I've lived here 4 yrs. It's so easy really. I-95 is your main North / South road. Then every other road runs mostly East / West...if you go too far East, you'll end up in the ocean & if you're downtown, you won't wanna go west because you're going the opposite direction of the stadium, it's really not that bad.
Already got tickets. anyone know which hotel Michigan fans are staying at???
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Still waiting to find out if that's the team hotel, or it's another one.
Only 495 tickets left, guys.
The team was not told where they are staying yet. They're suppose to know tonight or tomorrow. The families were not told yet either. Just an FYI!! :)