Feat of Clay

March 30th, 2011 at 5:22 PM ^

SECTION 44 ROW 1!  Just like my in-law's tickets, only further down.

I needed 8, don't even bother trying those sweet center sections my friends, if you need that many anyway.  I was denied three times before I got a section.

Site was SUPER slow.


March 30th, 2011 at 5:26 PM ^

I got 10 in one of those sweet center sections. The email popped as a refresh and I jumped on it immediately. Lucky day I guess.


March 30th, 2011 at 5:39 PM ^

Section 44, row 51.  Since never been reserved seating for Spring game I can see people sitting where they please - those sections between 30 that are suppose to be reserved.  They need to have it marked at the entrances to those section that its reserved seating so you don't have people arguing inside the stadium.


March 30th, 2011 at 5:59 PM ^

I wonder how they are doing this? Are they going to require everyone have assigned seats? Are they just going to hand out tickets, if you haven't already "reserved" tickets, at the gates or something? Seems pretty odd that they would do it this way. Are they actually going to enforce it? If someone is sitting in your seats are you really going to say...man you're in my spring game reserved seats? lol.

Maybe it's because they want an accurate count of attendance or something?

angry byrne

March 30th, 2011 at 6:49 PM ^

Thanks, I had no idea about this.  I would have hated to get there early only to find out that we couldn't have decent seats.


Ours are Section 44 Row 78


March 30th, 2011 at 7:18 PM ^

I got section one, row 16 myself. 

It looks like you print the tickets.... this is a good idea but seems like a disaster once/if the scalpers get ahold of it.....

Go Blue Rosie

March 30th, 2011 at 7:43 PM ^

They have to be assigning seats in the better sections and leaving the others open to people who just show up.  One of the things I always loved about the spring game was you could go and just sit anywhere.  I don't like this change at all but thanks to the OP, I did get good seats.  Thanks a lot for posting this! 


March 30th, 2011 at 9:30 PM ^

It looiks like by getting one of these tickets you are NOT reserving the seat indicated. The email from the athletic department laid it out.

Michigan will reserve seats in locations between the 30's on both sides of the stadium where fans will be randomly seated in the best available location, so the sooner you reserve your seats, the better your seats will be. Fans that choose the print-at-home option will be guaranteed a reserved seat in one of the above sections at the stadium and will be entered into a drawing etc

I think by6 getting one of these print at home tickets, you are guaranteeing yourself the right to sit between the 30's on one side or the other, but the seats between the 30's will be first come first serve among the print-at-home ticket holders. If you want that row 1 seat you were given my the system, you'd better show up early enough to actually get it.


March 30th, 2011 at 11:46 PM ^

No, I think they are actually assigning the seats.  (Section 3, Row 24 for me and 9 friends and family, btw.)  The email is saying that they will randomly assign the tickets first come, first served as people sign up on line, not that you can sit anywhere you want between the 30s.

I misread it the first time also.  I was surprised to be assigned actual seats.

It will be interesting to see whether the assigned seating is actually followed, or necessary.


Feat of Clay

March 31st, 2011 at 9:44 AM ^

That's not my interpretation.  I've got a seat assignment on my ticket.

I'm bringing a kid from out of state who is considering applying to U-M next year.   if I have to throw an elbow to get the seats printed on our tickets, I'm not above that.  Obviously I'll try crying first.


March 30th, 2011 at 10:34 PM ^

Also know as "the seats I'll just sit in when half the people show because it's raining". If they think by making it seem like it'll sell out it'll sell out, they're wrong. Has more to do with temperature than anything.


March 31st, 2011 at 12:01 AM ^

I too really don't see the point in this but I'm not going to complain. I was able to walk into the stadium at noon last year and sit 40 yard line, row 3 without an issue. 

After 45 minutes or so row 1 was up for grabs, too.

Might be a precursor towards charging for the event, even if its to benefit Mott. It's hard to just do cash at the gate these days, as very few people I know have more than a few dollars cash on hand at all times.....


March 31st, 2011 at 9:06 AM ^

One of the things I like about the Spring Game is just showing up, roaming around, and sitting wherever the hell I feel like.  Also I have no idea how many people I'll be going with.


March 31st, 2011 at 9:35 AM ^

I can't believe they will be checking tickets at this game. Hopefully this will be a disaster and they will go back to whoever gets there first claims the seat. How many of these people asking for 10 tickets won't show up? Bad idea, and I'd like to know what was wrong with the way they did it the last few years.


March 31st, 2011 at 9:37 AM ^

Section 1, row 12, seats 21 & 22.  He's pumped.  Last year was the first time I took him to the Big House and he loved it.  Has been asking for the past 2 months when the Spring Game would be.

Wolverine Devotee

March 31st, 2011 at 5:33 PM ^

Just ordered and printed my 5 for us. Section 22 Row 46 right on the 50 yard line. 

I had section 20 for the Michigan vs ND game in 2007 way up there and they were great seats IMO. Great seats to me are perfect sight lines.

The past two years of spring games we sat really close and naturally all the game was on the other end of the field.

BTW how the hell are we going to know what score is when the scoreboards are gone?


April 1st, 2011 at 1:20 PM ^

This is going to be a clusterfuck when it rains, and the middle sections are half empty from people who didn't show, or ordered more tickets than they could use, and the endzones are crammed.