Fan Day and AD Garage Sale Sunday

Submitted by Tim on August 8th, 2011 at 11:19 AM

Press Release:

August 8, 2011


Media Contact: Justin Dickens (734) 763-4423

U-M Football Fan Day and Athletic Department Garage Sale Slated for Sunday, Aug. 14

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan football program will hold its annual Fan Day on Sunday, Aug. 14, at Michigan Stadium. The autograph session and opportunity to meet the 2011 Wolverines team will run approximately from 2-3:30 p.m. EDT.

Prior to Michigan football’s Fan Day, the U-M Athletic Department will hold a garage sale from 8-11 a.m. at the indoor track building, which is located just beyond the right field fence of U-M’s baseball field.

Items for sale include football jerseys, football pants, footballs, shoes, polo shirts, t-shirts, shorts, basketball practice jerseys, warm-up jackets, warm-up pants, robes, gloves and other merchandise.

Cash and credit cards will be accepted.

Fan Day at Michigan Stadium is free and open to the public. All gates at the Big House will open starting at 1 p.m. Parking will be available in the lots adjacent to Michigan Stadium and Pioneer High School. In order to expedite the autograph process and accommodate as many fans as possible, players and Head Coach Brady Hoke will autograph one item per person.

Hoke will sign autographs on the Michigan Stadium field, and his line will be accessible only through the main tunnel on the east side of the stadium. Michigan players will be signing autographs along the north and south concourses at the concession stands by position groups. The offensive players will be located along the north side of the Big House between sections 29 and 38, with the defensive players residing on the south side between sections 8 and 13.

Please visit for player autograph locations.

All fans in attendance also will have the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to games against Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, San Diego State and Minnesota as well as autographed items signed by Head Coach Brady Hoke and Denard Robinson. To find out how to enter to win, please visit the Michigan Sports Marketing tables located at sections 1, 2, 4, 8 and 10 in Michigan Stadium

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Football's media is also on Sunday prior to the fan day, so look for plenty of content early next week.



August 8th, 2011 at 11:30 AM ^

The worst part of living out of state.  If I was a little closer I would make the trip to get to the garage sale.  Is there any way to purchase items from afar?


August 8th, 2011 at 11:45 AM ^

Terrelle Pryor is wondering why he didn't think about a garage sale first.


Can't wait to stand in long lines and giggle like a little school girl when Denard smiles at me!

Yostbound and Down

August 8th, 2011 at 12:43 PM ^

Do they run this garage sale every year? Not that I'm unhappy with my Desmond jersey but I definitely would jump at the chance to get some more gear.

Side story: I don't go to Michigan but I do drive up to use the grad library for research for my history papers a couple times per semester. Last time my buddy and I were leaving and stopped at a crosswalk for a pedestrian to cross. It was Denard. Flashed me a smile. Made my day.

Bando Calrissian

August 8th, 2011 at 2:19 PM ^

Last time they did the garage sale was (I think) 2006.  And it had been a few years before that since they held one.  It used to be an every-year thing in Cliff Keen run by the Ann Arbor chapter of the Alumni Association (when it was still a part of the Alumni Association) through an arrangement with Athletics, but the last few times it was held, it was run by the Athletic Department.

Bando Calrissian

August 8th, 2011 at 9:23 PM ^

Last time it was held the same day as the spring game, and it was pretty crazy.  Yes, people lined up, but I don't know if it has ever approached the sheer insanity of entire youth hockey teams and rec players lining up all night at the hockey sale.  Since they haven't had this event in a while, I'm anticipating it could get pretty crazy.  This is the first one in the adidas era.

I don't exactly remember what the prices were, but I want to say it was about 30-40 bucks for practice jerseys, maybe more, and a lot of them were pretty beat up.  Lots of people grabbing entire handfuls and then sorting later, etc. etc.

Really, the best deals on stuff aren't the practice jerseys and such, but other things like basketball practice shorts and lesser sport warmup jackets and things like that.  And, keep in mind, a lot of the football and basketball stuff is massively sized for massively sized people.  


August 9th, 2011 at 10:30 AM ^

All of your information is outstanding. It is all as I remember it. The best values were miscellaneous things like cleats. One year, a buddy of mine got Chris Webber's warmup pants and jacket that were about 10 sizes too big for him. Another buddy got Mercury Hayes cleats I swear they made him faster. I picked up a #28 winter practice jersey with pockets sewn into the front! It was great. We waited in line all night to get the first pick and it was totally worth it.


August 9th, 2011 at 9:08 AM ^

we should set up a fan day hash tag for the location of Denard. It could be #MGoFanDay for the hashtag so people will know which line to stand in for Denard, which will be uber long. 


August 12th, 2011 at 7:44 AM ^

Making about a 4 1/2 hour drive down Sunday morning. About how early should I show up to get in line to have any hopes of buying a jersey? Hoping if I get there by 6am I would be fine. Any thoughts? 


March 19th, 2012 at 9:13 AM ^

Trying to plan out a vacation up in Michigan for that week. Anyone have information as to when the most likely date would be?