Dynamic Pricing Starts Tmrw

Submitted by winterblue75 on July 29th, 2013 at 10:43 AM

SIngle game tickets go on sale tomorrow for those that made a donation. The e-mail from the athletic dept said that the dynamic pricing notice would go out tonight with starting points for the single games. Anyone want to venture what ND or OSU tickets might start at?



July 29th, 2013 at 10:48 AM ^

They will start at 195 and 175. 


Opponent Season Ticket
Holder Price
Ticket Pack
Expected Initial
Dynamic Price (Endzone)*
Average Secondary
Market Price (Endzone)**
CMU Central Michigan $65 $75 $70 $78
ND Notre Dame $65 N/A $195 $328
Akron Akron $65 $75 $65 $65
Minnesota Minnesota $65 $75 $85 $85
Indiana Indiana $65 $75 $85 $130
Nebraska Nebraska $65 $95 $110 $127
Ohio State Ohio State $65 $95 $175 $269



July 29th, 2013 at 11:21 AM ^

You missed the footnotes, these dynamic prices are at least a month old (I saw the same prices at the beginning of the month) and will be updated tonight.

* Expected Initial Dynamic Price subject to change as the on-sale date nears based on market factors listed in the FAQ above. This listed price was determined through quantitative and qualitative findings within Michigan Athletics and QCue.

** Average Secondary Market Ticket Price based off an aggregate number of secondary market ticketing sites. Current averages as of June 26, 2013. 




July 29th, 2013 at 11:24 AM ^


...and I just bought tickets to the BTCG.  The way I see it, there is a 96.1% chance that either us or OSU will be in the game (or both).  So I'll either go, or I will profit - being as I live in Columbus.  I got section 640.  I prefer upper deck 50 yard line over the only better tickets available - 200 deck in a corner.  Get me there, Hoke...

Mercury Hayes

July 29th, 2013 at 11:37 AM ^

What is the total cost for a pair of season tickets? Between the interest list, the PSDs and ticket costs, I am very confused.

How much must one donate to be eligible to buy season tickets? What are the annual PSDs per seat, and then what are the costs for the package of tickets per seat? To be easy, lets pretend we are talking about the worst seat in the house. How much would I have to spend for two tickets?


July 29th, 2013 at 11:42 AM ^

I'm sure this is on the mgoblue.com site somewhere, but just to give you a quick answer, the season ticket price is 445 per seat.  I think endzone psd is 75 per seat.  So you can add that together and multiply by 2 for a pair.

You also need to donate some amount in order to be "offered the opportunity" to purchase tickets.  On this board, the consensus seems to be that is about (at least) another 500 bucks of donations.

Mercury Hayes

July 29th, 2013 at 12:07 PM ^

It is about $1,500 then for a pair of tickets. That's less than I thought it would be, but still a lot of money. I've also read the $500 donation is tax-deductable; but how much of that is actually deductable? I already go long form and I know how much  I get back on $500 worth of business expenses (not a lot).


July 29th, 2013 at 2:30 PM ^

Not sure what you're talking about re: long form.  But the way that the tax deduction works is the same way that it would work if you were donating money to your church or other charitable foundation, etc.  The only difference is that PSD's are 80% deductible (whereas regular-way donations are 100% deductible).

I'm sure you already know this, but I might as well say that the deductions only matters if you're itemizing your taxes. If you take the standard deduction, then this won't benefit you.


July 29th, 2013 at 12:05 PM ^

Sideline tix are going to be in short supply via Dynamic Pricing.  As context, this dynamic pricing is geared towards unloading the leftover endzone tix.  In other words, they have only fleshed out the pricing for the endzone tix so far... therefore, sideline tix (if any) will be "X" amount above the endzone tix.

This makes sense from UofM's perspective since they would rather sell season tix for as much of the stadium as possible since that gets them hefty PSD's plus they have the confidence knowing that season tix holders will keep their season tix (for the most part) even through weak home schedules (i.e., football 2014) and losing years (i.e., RR years).


July 29th, 2013 at 1:04 PM ^

I'm a student looking to go to the Penn State game this year. What is the best method for buying tickets? I'd like to sit in the "away student section" if possible, but will take anywhere in the stadium. 



July 29th, 2013 at 1:11 PM ^

as a season ticket holder I really benefit from the dynamic pricing. just the nd and ohio games alone make getting the season tickets worth it, since buying the individual dynamic tickets alone equal my psd.


July 29th, 2013 at 5:38 PM ^

Basically Michigan is trying to cut into the profit margin that people have been making on the secondary market. Not a bad idea because it creates more revenue for the school. Terrible idea for the fans because now guys like me are going to have to shell out more clams to see big games.

That's if it works. I'm betting there aren't as many people out there willing to shell out $195 minimum per ticket with no real way of recouping any $$$ on the purchase price on secondary market, meaning that say someone who would buy 4 tickets at face value and sell 2 at a profit, would get their tickets cheaper is now a thing of the past.

Also, I hate posting via iPhone. Thanks


July 29th, 2013 at 7:22 PM ^

I am taking my daughter to her first game this year. I was looking at some options and I have a quick question for you guys.... Are the corner seats ok? I was looking at section 6 to be specific. We are driving up from North Carolina and want her to enjoy it all and be able to see.


July 29th, 2013 at 8:36 PM ^

All the seats are pretty good views. But no section is going to be a good view if the people around her are standing and she's short. Plus, if she's really young, you probably don't want to she'll out a lot for seats and then have her ready to leave by the 3rd quarter.


July 29th, 2013 at 10:17 PM ^

In general, corner seats are fine, and I would recomend sitting a little higher up so you can see the whole field. I prefer row 45-ish or higher. With the new big screens you won't miss a play anyway.