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|22 weeks 2 days ago||That number has been||
That number has been fictional for a long time, at least by turnstile count.
Live sports attendance is under all kinds of pressure. The cost and hassles of attending go up every year, while the cost and hassles of watching in ever better quality at home go down.
Having 109,000 seats is a major source of pride, but it's also outdated. There's a reason (outside of Jerry Jones) they don't build NFL stadiums that big, and ballparks and arenas have frequently gone down in size over the last 20 years.
Brandon is pursuing every last nickel of revenue, that he doesn't need, while alienating fans with his "wow factors," and a crappy schedule, all while the team is struggling.
I opted not to renew after having had tickets since 1990 this year. I'm an out of towner who comes in once or twice a year, but I kept the tickets because I always wanted to be able to go to the big game. I sold off the rest on Stub Hub.
Well last year the Notre Dame game cost well north of $300 per ticket because virtually everything else was worth well below face, and even Ohio State only nominally above face. No more. If I want to go to the PSU game this year, I'm pretty confident I can get in for less than $300.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Nice post||
I have been pushing UM sports on my kids with limited success. I live in NJ so opportunities to expose them to games in person are rare. But I've had each of them to Ann Arbor once and those trips were just awesome. I will never forget the site of my kids getting caught up in the crowd at the big house and singing along with The Victors. It gets all dusty whenever I think of it.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Fitz||
Oh man, that Fitz injury looks awful. Hopefully it was a clean break and not of the Tommy Prothro variety.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||My first year at Yost, which||
My first year at Yost, which was 1990-91, aka the first year of the current tournament run, the crowd was still finding its feet.
I used to sit opposite the student section and will never forget an old women who use to greet every ref with a chant that went something like "HEY SHEGOS. YOU'RE A FIRST CLASS RAT! [dramatic pause] AND THAT'S THE ONLY FIRST CLASS THING ABOUT YA!" She was my hero.
The next year I moved to the student section O, and I do believe that's the year the current student shenanigans were born.
Michigan Stadium on a beautiful fall Saturday is one of my favorite places on earth. But the atmosphere at Yost for a big rivalry game is better.
Go Blue! Bring it home for Red.