Wife thinks I am crazy! What am I going to do with all these tickets?

Submitted by IUandUofM on August 31st, 2010 at 9:54 PM

So I have 4 tickets in the new indoor stadium club.  However, I was able to buy 4 MORE in the same indoor club area for 2010 (total impulse buy yesterday w/ no idea who to invite).  We live here in Columbus and I really not sure how we are going to be able to use all the seats, especially for the lesser games (UMass/Bowling Green).  I did not buy them with the intent to just turn around and sell them, but would like to invite people that might otherwise not be able to go ... or those that really considered club seating but need to see it b/f they buy (I want to support the stadium project) ... or just really nice UofM folk.

At the moment I have not been able to find people to fill all my UCONN seats and will likely have a lot of seats avail for UMass and BG ... rest of season might be easier to get them taken care of, but who knows.

Thoughts? email me at [email protected].



August 31st, 2010 at 10:00 PM ^

Were you wearing a top hat and smoking a cigar when you made that purchase?

I made an impulse buy of Titleist AP2's the other day and stressed over it for days before telling my wife. Kept them in my locker at the golf club. I cannot imagine club level seats, with a further contribution to the Victors Club no doubt. Well done.


August 31st, 2010 at 10:00 PM ^

How many mgopoints do I need to pay out?  THis is one of the oddest but most awesome posts I've seen in a while.  First the license plate, now tickets.  You sir, are definitely able to create memorable threads.


September 1st, 2010 at 10:01 PM ^

However, I think the initial OP represents the best of Michigan alumni though, making a boatload of money through the skills picked up with a Michigan education and being generous enough to turn around and share it back with the school and with anonymous but devoted fans on MGoBlog.


August 31st, 2010 at 10:01 PM ^

You mean you have 8 tickets for all the home games? 

Going off what you wrote--pick the games you want to go to and save those tickets, otherwise  the easiest way to get rid of tickets will be stubhub.  Otherwise, if you have friends or know people who like M football, sell them the tickets and "package" games like UMass or Bowling Green with more desirable games like Iowa or Wisconsin.  I must say, you have a nice problem to deal with...


August 31st, 2010 at 10:09 PM ^

Book me down for 2 tickets to UM-MSU. I will match your goodwill by giving away my two tickets of the UM- Illinois game.

Columbus here too... :-/

( Edit: of course I'm willing to pay also lol)


August 31st, 2010 at 10:12 PM ^

I am interested in some of the tickets.  I am not familiar with club seat specifics, such as ticket prices.  UCONN game is out for me but I am interested in other games.  I sent you an email from my gmail account.


Anyone have a link to club seat info?


August 31st, 2010 at 10:58 PM ^

I have season tix (with the common folks) so I wouldn't try to weasel your offer away from those who don't get to the stadium all that often.  With that said, your generousity is admirable.  If you find yourself looking for a tailgate, you'd be more than welcome at my group's.  It's nothing over the top.  Just good friends drinking brews, throwing a little bag, playing some holdem.  Leave your fat wallet at home though.  We play for small stakes.


August 31st, 2010 at 10:52 PM ^

I actually might be looking for some tickets to UMass (wish I could go to a bigger game but oh well). How much do they run/how much are you asking?


August 31st, 2010 at 11:06 PM ^

I'm all set for tix but I'd like to acknowledge a generous man with a +1

I'd also like to acknowledge a man that conned the state of Ohio with the vanity plate. I'll find another thread you've commented on to +1 you for that as well.



August 31st, 2010 at 11:26 PM ^

Good link, I think I've seen it detailed elsewhere, but that was a very nice presentation.

Quick question about donations, and I think I'm right in this just want to make sure: the $4k per indoor seat IS the PSL  right? So it's $4k + ticket costs? If it's outdoor is $3k - $1.5k + costs of tickets, right?

Mr. Robot

August 31st, 2010 at 11:19 PM ^

That is why you started the thread, right? You've got tickets and nobody to fill the seats?

I'll give you 1,000 points for two tickets to UConn. Shouldn't be long before I break 2,000 again, either, which I will trade you for two MSU tickets.


August 31st, 2010 at 11:20 PM ^

+1 for being a good person.


I'll throw my name in with anyone who would be interested in getting tix down the line. Can't "help you out" (I laugh just writing that) for UConn but maybe will for others.


September 1st, 2010 at 1:19 AM ^

The title of this thread reminds me of Nigerian 419 scammers. "I have all this awesome thing that you want, and I don't know what to do with it! Please help me get rid of it!"

IUandUofM, I hope this ticket deal doesn't involve a Western Union delivery and a lot of vaguely American sounding people with two first names.

"Hello, this is Mr. Francis Danny. The depose King Nigeria has Michigan Football tickets and is your lost long Uncle Grandfather. Please accept this check that is too large and then refund me the excess amount."


September 1st, 2010 at 3:22 AM ^

I'd be very interested in going to the BG or UMass game, but I live in Arizona so would have to be able to plan ahead to some extent. My cousin, a lifelong Michigan fan, has never been to a game (has only lived in NY and AZ) and I'd love to be able to hook him up with a trip to the Big House sometime soon.

Shoot me an email at [email protected]. Thanks ... and your license plate is flat-out awesome.

Feat of Clay

September 1st, 2010 at 10:20 AM ^

And if I were your wife I wouldn't think you were crazy at all.

I can't believe you'll have much trouble getting rid of them (and I saw the other thread on this, which was awesome).

One thing you might consider is donating some to a charity auction.  That's how I got my two club seats for the UConn game, as it happens.  A family donated them to a fundraising auction I attended.  I outbid other people to get them, and all of the money I paid went to the nonprofit.  Of course, it would have to be a fundraiser that was happening this fall.