Michigan sold over 8,000...

Submitted by flinttc on December 26th, 2017 at 7:01 PM
Through our athletic department, we have sold over 8,000 of our 8,500 tickets. I suspect former Michigan residents living in Florida will purchas many more.



December 27th, 2017 at 8:02 AM ^

Definitely not true, man. 60% empty in upper deck? I know it was 15 years ago, but that is so untrue. Go look at the footage on YouTube....game opened with a shot of the crowd and it was >90% full at kickoff. 65k attendance in a 65k capacity stadium isn’t bad.

Don’t get me wrong, I remember some empty seats (especially corners of the upper deck), but I’d say the attendance was overall pretty good.

This is stupid to argue about, but the “40% full” comment was silly.


December 26th, 2017 at 8:51 PM ^

That's decent, but not great. For the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, we had way more Michigan fans there. To me, this reads that Michigan fans are pulling their normal weight but not excited about this game or location in particular. 


You also have to count that a few thousand UM fans will buy from the venue directly or secondary seats. Especially because the Outback bowl is especially shitty in its seat allotment policy (the school seats are entirely in the endzones, with essentially zero sideline seats)


I'd imagine the crowd will be 10-15k Michigan fans, 15-20k South Carolina fans (closer, bigger game relative for them, haven't been to Florida three years in a row), and about 5k neutral fans from the local area. 


35-45k total attendance, including the stadium staff, team staffs, band/cheer from both teams. 


December 27th, 2017 at 10:57 AM ^

So I made a bet with this girl I'm seeing, a MSU fan.  Whichever team made it to the Outback Bowl, the other would have to wear their school shirt to the game.  She was looking at ESPN's bowl predictions.  I made the educated decision and listened to the bloggers here.  Needless to say, for Christmas she got a nice UM shirt to wear.


December 27th, 2017 at 1:13 PM ^

The Wolverines have landed in Tampa and are staying at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay.

Michigan practiced for the first time in Florida — and first time in three days — Tuesday afternoon at Berkeley Prep High School. It’s the first of five scheduled practices before the game. It is closed to the media. Mgoblue.com has a video and it was a no pads practice to get acclimated to the weather and work off the Holiday meal.

Michigan returns to the practice field at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday for a two-plus hour practice, it’s second in less than 24 hours of arriving in Florida. After, offensive coordinator Tim Drevno and offensive players are scheduled to talk to the media.

After, players from Michigan and South Carolina will compete in a team bowling night from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Splitsville in Tampa.