Dave Brandon To Announce Something "Historic" On Friday

Submitted by MJ14 on April 3rd, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Dave Brandon will announce a 'historic event' on Friday that will soon take place at Michigan Stadium

— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) April 2, 2014

Most people on twitter are assuming this is some kind of soccer match. The tweet basically says it all, what "historic" event do you believe Brandon will announce?

While you think about this historic event, that you'll no doubt not want to miss, here is a video of the early enrollees for your viewing pleasure(found right below this post):



April 3rd, 2014 at 12:07 AM ^

For the first tiime in the history of him being AD he will announce that he will no longer try to be a behind the scenes puppet master. Who wants to watch some film now?


April 3rd, 2014 at 10:04 AM ^

If I were Stephen Ross I'd pounce on as many tickets as I could.  Guinness doesn't care about ticket sales and won't certify the record if the butts aren't in the seats.  It would take a few million to undercut the attendance enough but it's peanuts compared to some of the donations he's made.


April 3rd, 2014 at 12:11 AM ^

He better not be changing the name to Domino's Stadium with a $200 per game student ticket price and 10% discount for those who arrive 3 hours before kickoff.


April 3rd, 2014 at 12:16 AM ^

That's the big news. The hold-up before the finalization of the game was due to the state legislature needing to approve the sale of liquor in the Big House but now that the measure has been passed, the game will happen for sure.

Absolutely impressive that Brandon has managed to bring two of the biggest teams in the world to the Big House. But, you know, screw him because of, like, money, or something.


April 3rd, 2014 at 12:23 AM ^

Other stadiums hosting games for the International Champions Cup have tickets starting at around $40 for the highest seats and going up to around $130 for field level. Obviously it could be different here given the sheer size difference from the other stadiums, but that's probably a good comparison.


April 3rd, 2014 at 12:37 AM ^

to answer that,although it looks like SCS100 already has. I think it'll be interesting to see what the ticket prices end up being because if ticket prices remain high and sell well, you'll almost certainly see more of these types of games in the states in the future.

I'd imagine that demand should be fairly high. The novelty aspect and the large fanbases of the two teams will play a large role and it'll be interesting to see how many people travel to the game. Chicago will obviously provide a good portion of the ticket sales, the proximity to Canada should see a good influx of Canadians to Ann Arbor and I'd think that people from both coasts would fly in for the game as well. 


April 3rd, 2014 at 9:22 AM ^

I'm just a casual soccer fan and even I'm excited for this. I've just been waiting for tickets to go on sale. Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney playing for 30 minutes at 70% is still better than anything the US has to offer. They are two of the best futbol players in the world.


April 3rd, 2014 at 1:42 AM ^

Would Brandon announce that, though? He was pretty hands off with the Wings/Leafs stuff, making it clear that the NHL was merely renting the stadium and the university was not behind the production.

BTW, if it is Real/Man U, I will be there. Assuming they are all fit, Ronaldo, Rooney and Bale better all start this game. I know it's just a friendly in a World Cup summer, but you have to give the fans what they want in front of a crowd that size. 100,000 people to see a bunch of second-choice players would be an outrage.



April 3rd, 2014 at 3:06 PM ^

It's preseason, but it's not a normal game. The whole point is to draw a record American crowd. Catering to the fans would be more important than usual and I'd hope everyone would be encouraged to make it a good show.

And both Portugal and England are in such difficult groups that there's a good chance the WC will only mean three games for Ronaldo and Rooney, with the most recent one 6-7 weeks ago.