Guaranteed 2015 Season Tickets

Submitted by ryanfourmayor on August 14th, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Im sure some other people must have also received this email a few minutes ago but it looks like they are send out options for season tickets next year if you bought a 2014 Go Blue or Family Pack of tickets.

You are guaranteed up to two (2) 2015 Michigan Football season tickets if you choose to purchase them.

In addition:
• Up to two (2) season tickets may be purchased
• Seats will be assigned in the end zone

In early September, we will follow up with you to see your interest in becoming a Season Ticket Holder.

Thanks again for your support of Michigan Football.

We look forward to seeing you this season, and hopefully next season too!

Its pretty tempting with the schedule next year but I live near Grand Rapids and think 7 trips to Ann Arbor is a little much. Also im a fan of sitting mid level in the corners or sidelines and not being stuck in row 70+ endzone.
 

Comments

bluebyyou

August 14th, 2014 at 2:51 PM ^

I just got the email also. I think this suggests some very real worry due to a mass cancellation of season tickets, which I gave up a couple of seasons back myself. 

I'd like to think a couple of winning seasons might make a difference, but I'm not so sure that what we are seeing isn't due to some long term changes in the way people get their entertainment.  And Michigan is not alone...happening at many other schools.

DrMGoBlue

August 14th, 2014 at 2:54 PM ^

you only pay that in your second year of seaosn tickets and onwards...basically they're saying if you spend 150 on tickets this year you get tickets. it's the same 150 dollars you'd spend otherwise to join the ticket interest list, but in this case since you are subjecting yourself to the app st. game (or at least purchasing the tickets to it) you get to have that 150 count towards season tickets.

jcgary

August 14th, 2014 at 3:36 PM ^

I can almost guarantee they are going to make anyone that takes this deal pay the PSD by January 31st 2015 just like the rest of the current season ticket holders.  

 

To me the only reason your first year PSD was not required is because you already donated the $500 (now $150) to get on the list.  

 

I highly doubt that they would consider the tickets bought this year as the donation for next year.  If that is the case they will have some pissed off current season ticket holders next year unless our PSD is waived as well. 

Uapologetic-RR…

August 14th, 2014 at 2:56 PM ^

Annnd deleted. I've had it with this athletic department and their horse shit. Didn't buy season tickets this year and won't next year either. Hoke's support of the York thug has only steeled my commitment bit to give another dime to the athletic side of this university. Beyond supporting rapists and brutes, every other "action" in the last two years has been at the detriment of the fans and alumni. Why should we continue to give money to a side of the university that reflects poorly on the overall goal of the university?

Uapologetic-RR…

August 14th, 2014 at 3:10 PM ^

[ED: Sourced information is from known lying liar of lies. Deleted]

really? If Hoke wasn't a vaunted "Michigan Man" he would've been canned long ago. He is doing the University of Michigan I disservice by staying and letting the program get out of control, we look like a goddamn SEC team now. York's cowardice has been All over the national media and THAT is what people are seeing from Michigan.

slama

August 14th, 2014 at 2:58 PM ^

From what I can tell, you are not required to donate $500 to get on the interest list so this is a good deal.  The PSD for the end zone is $75 per seat (normally waived year 1), so you save $350 or approximately the cost of the ticket packs.

DrewGOBLUE

August 14th, 2014 at 4:19 PM ^

It's also apparent nobody around the AD has heard of diminishing marginal utility. One example is the sentiment about uniformz.

At first people are thinking "alright, throwback uniformz, kind of a cool idea." Then we're all like "what the hell is up with this bumblebee shit???" From this point, people are saying "why more lame uniformzzz every other game??" Uniformz then quickly lose any and all appeal. Now it's like "uniformz for Penn State? That sucks, but no stopping DB when there's extra cash involved."

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cobra14

August 14th, 2014 at 3:06 PM ^

Hits the nail on the head. They want people there lower the prices, lower the seat Liscense, or get rid of the seat Liscense. The greed is evident right now.

wile_e8

August 14th, 2014 at 3:16 PM ^

Maybe you got a different email than me, but mine only offered the season tickets if I purchased the "Michigan Football Fan Choice Pack". The pack:

Starting as low as $150, each Fan Choice Pack includes Appalachian State (Aug. 30), plus your choice of any two additional home games (excluding Penn State).

Emphasis mine. How long until they just start giving away App St tickets?

 

BlueinLansing

August 14th, 2014 at 4:10 PM ^

from what the Tigers or RedWings do.  First things first is it gets money in your hands sooner, never a bad business plan.  And allows you to gauge your demand for next season earlier and allows you to plan accordingly for next season.

 

However, the bigger issue is that Michigan has to even do this kind of stuff now.  That, and the reasons why should be addressed.  #1 on that list is cost.

MichiganG

August 14th, 2014 at 7:44 PM ^

At current PSD prices, you're probably better off just buying tickets off StubHub (or on the street) for the games you actually plan on attending. I had been a season ticket holder for the last decade and just gave them up because it makes no sense financially.