Michigan Section in Nashville?

Submitted by mabrsu on March 13th, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Does anyone know where the Mihigan section will be in the arena?  Looking for tickets and would love to sit near the Blue faithful.  

Also, anyone know of any good spots to hit up before the game?


Billy Seamonster

March 13th, 2012 at 10:21 AM ^

I'm also heading down to Nasvhille.  Would love to find a pro-Michigan bar for before the game.

It would be better than hanging around a bunch of Cincinnati fans.

Wouldn't mind being around the FSU and Texas girs though!


March 13th, 2012 at 10:18 AM ^

and asked that very question as I will be driving up from Nashville..I was told they didnt know as of monday and they wouldnt know the sections until wed or thur when the staff and team arrive in nashville..I really didnt undertand that explanation BUT the person at the ticket office seemed sincere..


March 13th, 2012 at 10:41 AM ^

Bridgestone is right on Broadway and you can't go wrong with basically any place on Broadway. All places will likely have outdoor seating, open windows, and live music. I expet it to be very lively, since that's how it gets on a normal Friday night--I'm sure it will be hyped for the tourney.

I've gone to Wings-Preds games at Bridgestone and I would say that there really isn't a bad seat in the house. I'm interested to see who will get the "Cell Block" seats. Those seats are on the upper deck but it's the best cheering section, albeit for another team, that I've seen in American professional sports. Obviously it won't be the same for this environment, but if locals end up sitting there, it could be a lot of fun.


March 13th, 2012 at 10:55 AM ^

I get the emails for the Nashville spirit group down here and they're working directly with Bridgestone for alumni tickets but they doubt they'll be located in the same section but could be relatively close. Those may all be upper deck seats and who knows what angle you'll have for the game.

I currently have 3 tickets I would sell to session 2 and 3 for what I bought them for if anyone is interested. They're 11th row off the floor on the sideline. I'll sell them for what I paid for them if anyone is interested.

Also, my neighbor is FSU alum (and part-time model)...I can ask her where the FSU hangout will be haha.

LSA Aught One

March 13th, 2012 at 12:14 PM ^

that can get you seats for $68 for the Friday night game.  The guy's name is Curry and his ticket line is 615-770-2328.  Sunday tickets will be a little more.  Rippy's bar across the street from the arena is always a fun place to get a beer.  There are some chain restaurants along the road and a few local (touristy) bars that can be fun. 


March 13th, 2012 at 1:13 PM ^

I paid $125 which is a really good deal on the street right now. I'll be going to both sessions as well (assuming Michigan wins). A guy I work with may be buying 2 from me so I would have one left.

The seats will be great. I've looked on ticketmaster/bridgestone box office and they mostly have tickets in the endzones of the upper deck which I can't stand for a basketball game.

If you're interested just reply and we can exchange contacts...either way Ill be down there so if you don't buy from me it'll be nice to run into fellow MGoBloggers!

Mr. Maizenblue

March 13th, 2012 at 11:28 AM ^

Im in section 101. Seats are behind one goal. Row H , all welcome around me

As far as a bar, sports Rippys ia right across the street, Baileys a block down.

Live music spots are Legends and Tootsies both across street. Plenty other clubs and bars on broadway. Nashville is a good time.


March 13th, 2012 at 11:45 AM ^

When you get in town, there's a ton of bars up and down and all around the Bridgestone Arena... 


For game viewing during the break from the early session, I think I may go down to Bailey's since it'll have so many more TV's.  Hooter's is on 2nd avenue, and there's about 20 other bars all within walking distance between Broadway and 2nd Avenue. 

Frankly speaking though, Nashville is going to be a perfect site for the opening weekend.  You'll find a ton of Michigan transplants down here due to the automotive industry.  I think you'll find the whole area will be friendly to you... 

Just don't bring up the 97 Heisman trophy... Or if you are in a spirited argument about something or another, feel free to use it... Nothing stirs these guys up more than the Woodson > Peyton Manning statement. 


March 13th, 2012 at 5:05 PM ^

I have a hook up for some great suite level tickets that cover 6 games (4 Friday, 2 sunday) and include drinks and food. They are in section 111 and are pricey but, like I said, include food and booze (the only place you can get booze inside the arena).

Let me know if interested.


March 13th, 2012 at 7:32 PM ^

Hey Michigan fans, I'm a Memphis Tiger fan (you guys played a great game to beat us earlier in the year) who bought tickets to Nashville hoping the Tigers would be playing there. I am looking to sell my pair to All Sessions, Section 110 (Lower End), Row GG (7th Row from bottom). If you or anyone you know is interested, email me at <[email protected]>. I will be happy to work to arrange the best deal I can and get the tickets to you quickly.


March 13th, 2012 at 10:06 PM ^

I received this today regarding this weekend:


Nashville Alumni,

We are asking those of you interested in watching Michigan basketball this weekend to meet at Bailey’s located downtown Nashville at the corner of Broadway and 4th.   A handful of you helpfully responded and informed me that Dooley’s has closed (I had not been aware) and was no longer was a viewing option. 


Rob Wilson contacted Bailey’s and they will “hold” tables upstairs for ~30 people or so to watch the game.  Thanks to Rob for his efforts today to locate a venue for Michigan alumni and fans!!   Bailey’s will not reserve seating (we asked), and though we have a loyal UM Basketball following in Nashville, it is rather small and we did not feel comfortable guaranteeing a certain amount of business to an establishment, which was another alternative. 


Additionally, the internet noise is that alums traveling to Nashville are looking for a local gathering.  In addition to strongly encouraging Nashville alums to meet at Bailey’s (Let’s Go Nashville Maize n Blue!!) , please feel free to spread the word via the UM Alumni network.  Ideally, it would be in our best interest to outnumber the other schools attending and make Bailey’s a Wolverine hub for this weekend.  Rob is planning to arrive in the evening on Friday, and I am out of town on a family Spring Break vacation.  Local alums who are planning to watch UM can help much by arriving in groups early and staking out a Michigan section. 


Go Blue this weekend!!


March 13th, 2012 at 11:15 PM ^

Your going to have a great time down there. My advice is that unless you are a huge basketball fan, skip the second game and watch it on Broadway. I'd recommend watching it at the BrewHouse Brewery, The Beer Cellar or the place above the Beer Cellar. Then hit up Paradise Park Resort, Whiskey Saloon and The Stage (if the line isn't to bad) for some live music. If you want a local place take a cab (5 minutes) too Losers. Bars are open till 3 so have a great time and be safe.