Buying bowl tickets

Submitted by sarto1g on December 6th, 2015 at 7:54 AM
Since Michigan is likely headed to the citrus bowl, does anyone have any advice on buying tickets? Is it better to buy from the AD or play the stubhub game? My main reservation with stubhub is that the other team won't have far to travel. Can anybody who's done this before give advice?



December 6th, 2015 at 7:58 AM ^

Good question. If Michigan plays Florida the only consolation I can give you as a habitant of the state of Florida is that their fans are not the most diehard. I doubt they will cause the second hand market to go crazy like other teams fans.

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December 6th, 2015 at 8:13 AM ^

Buy from Athletic Department. You will be supporting the university and you will have seats with other Michigan fans. Stibhub will be the next best choice. Florida will not drive up the secondary market. They are local and not as crazy as other fan bases. Third, every bowl game I have been to has plenty of tickets for sale on the day of the game, scalpers will unload them under face value.

Have fun! See you there!

Go Blue!!

Wolverine Gator

December 6th, 2015 at 8:20 AM ^

The biggest reason the Gators won't necessarily be driving up the tickets is our late season depression... losing like we did to FSU and Alabama has certainly taken some of the luster off a season that FAR exceeded expectations. But since Orlando is only a short two hour drive from Gainesville, there'll still be plenty of Gators doing all they can to get tickets.


December 6th, 2015 at 8:13 AM ^

They're not looking cheap right now. Minimum $103 on BWW Citrus Bowl site, and about $125 on Stubhub. Good they are there, I'm going, but i figured they'd start a little cheaper.


December 6th, 2015 at 8:15 AM ^

Been to a LOT of Bowl games through the years. If sitting with other Michigan fans is important then buy from the University and you'll be in the M section. But you'll pay face and prolly not get the best seats unless you've gotta ton of points.

If getting great seats at a significantly reduced price is your thing buy on secondary market closer to the game itself. Many of the best seats for all bowls are given to locals and other dignitaries who don't give two shits about either team.


December 6th, 2015 at 8:24 AM ^

I've had the same experiences that MGrowOld noted.  Buying through Michigan has gotten me lousy seats.  Buying on the secondary market has gotten me much better seating and sometimes for less money, although if I'm going to pay the costs of travel, hotel, etc. I will pay more to get good seats.


December 6th, 2015 at 8:26 AM ^

I hate it that the corporate giants get the premium seats. Many of them are sold to people that have very little interest in the game or maybe go to one game a year. The environment is never as exciting as you think it will be.

Having said all that I still love going and enjoy the atmosphere and watching Michigan play. Going to a few team events adds some value too.

Mr. Yost

December 6th, 2015 at 8:34 AM ^

I've bought from StubHub every time and I always sit with the Michigan fans. And I pay like half the price.

I love Michigan, but they don't need my money as much as I do...maybe one day I can afford it. Until then, I'll be going the cheapest option possible.

That said, this year (assuming it's Citrus Bowl)...I'll have field passes - knowing people is always the cheapest option. Go Blue!


December 6th, 2015 at 11:32 AM ^

This is 100% accurate. For regular season road games - you typically get jammed in the worst seats in the stadium - but you are with other Michigan fans. At least with bowl games, you get a better shot at sitting in good seats with other Michigan fans in the lower bowl - depending on how many priority points you have. If you look at the Stubhub map, you can clearly see the sections that have no ticket availability since they have been reserved for each school and haven't gone on sale for either school yet. I would definititey sit in those lower bowl sections with other Michigan fans by buying through the school, but you run the risk of getting jammed in the upper deck if you don't have the right amount of points.

That being said, I ordered 2 tickets using my priority points. I'll wait to see what section I end up in before looking to upgrade by selling those tickets and buying better ones. I usually always end up upgrading. 



December 6th, 2015 at 1:11 PM ^

How do you know how many points you have? I am definitely going to the game, just trying to decide how best to get tix. I just joined the alumni club recently, so I probably have very few points. Should I buy thru the AD to start building points, or try and purchase thru secondary market in the Michigan section? I don't care about the best seats in the house, would rather be with fellow fans.


December 6th, 2015 at 8:40 AM ^

A note on the Citrus Bowl:


The Big Ten's "half" of the stadium is the West side (sections 121-147) if you're looking to sit on the right side of the stadium.


Not sure if anticipated Big Ten demand is way higher though because on Stubhub the west side of the stadium is currently significantly more expensive than the East Side. 

rob f

December 6th, 2015 at 9:43 AM ^

and too lazy to google this:  when will we officially find out that we're going to the Citrus Bowl and who our opponent is?  I know all the talk seems to point to Michigan vs. Florida, but before I seriously consider going and start to explore ticket options, I'd like to know that Michigan has accepted the invite.


December 7th, 2015 at 3:14 PM ^

Not sure where they are located in the stadium.  But they will be in the Michigan Section as I ordered them through the Athletic Department.  

I should get the tickets in the mail in the next 10 days or so.  Shoot me an e-mail at [email protected] and we can work logisitcs.

Between you and SARTO1G  , whomever will commit to the tickets first will get them.  


December 6th, 2015 at 2:00 PM ^

I work in Jacksonville and Florida fans always love to see thief team. The location, like Orlando is irrelevant (as it is a fun trip for us) as it is an occasion to see their team play an interesting non conference opponent. Like us going to Chicago watching Michigan play (say) USC. There is enthusiasm for the game. Plus Gator fans are pissed at Michigan for 2006 and squashing them in the final 4.