Bando Calrissian

April 1st, 2018 at 12:32 AM ^

Did you see South U tonight? Yep, students don't care.

Crisler seats over 13,000. Some of the seating will be inaccessible. It's 100% the correct decision to prioritize that seating in some way. Like it or not, season ticket holders have paid in for their priority. Other than them, students should have 100% priority over all comers to fill those seats. Seems to me they're going to show up. 

bo_lives

April 1st, 2018 at 1:47 AM ^

Or at least let students fill up the un-used seats if they aren't filled by the first timeout. The most electric I've ever seen Crisler was when there wasn't even a basketball game there. It was the 2013 NCG watch party and it's not even close. The lower bowl was 100% full and the whole arena was nothing but students and die hards.

Wolverine Devotee

April 1st, 2018 at 12:42 AM ^

People who have lower bowl seats and don't go, don't deserve lower bowl. The fact a ticket rep I was on the phone with laughed and said I've been to more games this year than a chunk of season ticket holders when I told him how many games I've been to says a lot. 

I signed on early this month for two seats and am a season ticket holder now for 2018-19.

814 East U

April 1st, 2018 at 2:14 AM ^

Lower bowl season ticket holders pay the bills. They won't be at the watch party either because they are in Texas. 

Their tens of thousands do more for M basketball than your attendance vs. Alabama A&M. It is great you are such a fan, but your constant bitching about other fans is a little over the top. Congrats on the new seats though.

ak47

April 1st, 2018 at 1:31 PM ^

Lol at thinking ticket sales pay the bills. TV money and sponsorships pay the bills. Michigan basketball would be better off with a better atmosphere and a few thousand less dollars than the shit lower bowl fanbase that exists right now.

MGoBender

April 1st, 2018 at 9:18 AM ^

I’m a season ticket holder. Upper bowl, at every game this year. Season tickets for all but two of last 12 years.

I’m glad they are reserving this for students and season ticket holders. Too big a risk to go down there and wait in line for hours only to have it fill. By then every bar in Ann Arbor will have been packed for two hours

PaulWall

April 1st, 2018 at 9:06 AM ^

quit being argumentative. he's complaining that it's only for student and season ticket holders, therefore doubtful it will fill up. any half witted person could assume if they put it in the big house, everyone would have access. if it fills up or not, you'd still get the chance to go.

goblue16

April 1st, 2018 at 12:45 AM ^

explain exactly why your simple mind cant understand why people wouldnt watch the game at the big house? Did you see the crowds on the streets of Ann Arbor. People are gonna be outside regardless of the weather. Thats Michigan Stadium by the way you know the one that hosts football games. I know it may be hard to remember since we are now a basketball school apparently

stephenrjking

April 1st, 2018 at 1:51 AM ^

I think it's partly a staffing/money issue. I got to go to that movie night they had when I was in town this summer and I was at first surprised that they limited the seating to just the south end zone. But thinking about it (and talking to an usher) I realized that if they open it, they have to provide ushers and security and prepare restrooms and pay for enough electricity. At the movie night they didn't even use the sound system.

So, logistically, it's a much bigger undertaking. The arena is smaller and requires considerably less to get running on this kind of short notice.

bo_lives

April 1st, 2018 at 1:42 AM ^

I went in 2013 and I remember the line outside Crisler extended all the way to Keech and up the hill to Main. It may not have filled up completely, but it was at least 75%, and a lot of people who didn't want to wait in line went home. My friends and I showed up over 2 hours before the game and we had to sit in the upper bowl because the lower bowl was filled by the time we got in. It took well over an hour just to move through the line.

If the capacity is already limited due to gymnastics, I can see them worrying about the logistics of this. First-come-first-serve events can be crowd-control nightmares. I'm guessing they don't want to have to deal with 20,000 people lining up outside crisler at 4pm. Anyone who is a student absolutely needs to go though, the environment in 2013 was electric. Even though Michigan lost, that's still one of my favorite sports memories from undergrad.

WolverineHistorian

April 1st, 2018 at 8:28 AM ^

I was there with my dad in the lower bowl. And I thought once the game started the place looked full.

Whatever the case, I had already banned myself from attending this Monday even if they let everyone enter again. My record at Crisler is awful (1-6) but I thought since the viewing party in 2013 wasn't technically a home game, the team wouldn't have to worry about my jinx. Lesson learned.

Thankfully my all time record at the big house is 28-3. So I don't have to ban myself from there.

bo_lives

April 1st, 2018 at 3:22 PM ^

I'm not the one with my panties in a wad about not being able to watch the game in Crisler. I was simply stating facts about what happened in 2013, in an effort to rationalize what the AD admins might have been thinking when they made this decision. I never said it was the right decison. Doesn't affect me anymore since I now live and work over 500 miles away. Go bitch at the ticket office if you don't like it.

Harbaughlin

April 1st, 2018 at 11:48 AM ^

So aparently season ticket holders can print out up to 4 tickets per account

 

 

So anyone interested in selling a ticket to the watch party??? hit up my pm's i'm at work till 7 but ill hit you back when i'm home