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Obviously a lot of people will like this news, as it will make our student section look better than it has in the last couple years. Gone are the days of 56 students being in their seats at kickoff!
As a rising senior, it's quite depressing for me, as I was going to have good seats this year. Oh well. Now it'll be fun waiting in lines.
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Good for me
This is bullsh*t. They should have at least grandfathered in the rising juniors/seniors.
I agree. I somehow want them to honor those of us who have waited through three years of crappy seats.
First, I meant to hit quote and accidentally downvoted you, so make sure everyone gets you back.
Second, I agree with this idea. I agree that the change was necessary, but those who have showed up should get some kind of reward. Still glad to see that (insert Tri-Delt here) won't get hooked up with first row seats and leave at halftime though.
I feel for you guys. You waited your turn, and you deserve better seating now. I wonder if enough people will complain to make a difference, but based on attendance at game time, I doubt that will happen.
Better get there early :)
They wont, which is even further bullsh*t. Any time a change is implemented and it affects a group that has, in a sense, waited their turn, the grandfather rule should apply. Now the incoming freshmen have the same benefits as us in terms of seating. I'm f*cking furious about this.
The only thing with girls getting front seats and leaving early is this; when they leave, someone from the row behind them steps forward. And then somebody from behind that person steps forward. And so on. Eventually the student section as a whole shifts up, leaving the last 20 rows empty in the final minutes.
Making the section GA doesn't prevent those girls from leaving, and to be honest I think it gives them less of an incentive to go in the first place. If there is a crowd of drunk girls at preparty who know they are leaving early, why either a) wait in a long line to get good seats just for one half, or b) get stuck in the 90th row? Now a bunch of them just wont bother to show up.
Edit: To get back to the original point, the reason I'm particularly upset about this is because I (as well as all of my friends/fraternity) love Michigan football, but also love to party. 'Preparty' consists of the best parties at Michigan all year, hands down. For three years, I have gone to the games on time no matter who we play. I don't get there 45 minutes early each game to watch the punters warm up, but I'm there by the opening kick off. So to the kids who go early, good they deserve this reward. To those who go late, good they deserve this punishment. But I always went right on time so I could enjoy the best parties of my life and then a Michigan football game. Now I will have to sacrifice a good chunk of the former. Generally, this as a complain would be ridiculous, but that was the perk of being a senior I have been waiting 3 years for.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Mitch Again 12 months ago
Anyone know a good place to buy tickets online other than stubhub? I have bought tickets in the past off the hub but it seems like with most events on there are overpriced. I paid 350 dollars for the first UTL Tickets in section 42 and it looks like they are more already.
This post was edited by SeeMaxRun 12 months ago
Well that didn't take long
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Well I guess I can stop searching for a senior who doesn't go to buy my tickets through. Damn... my scheme has been working well for two years.
Nobody on this board can define the word regression.... but it sure gets used a lot.
I am so heated about this. I've waited my turn to finally get good tickets and now get saddled with this? My fb feed is blowing up about this. 622 people have already signed a csg petition to change the policy back.
I'm not a student but I dont think this is worth blowing up over. There really isn't a bad seat in the stadium
CMU does the same thing. I used to have to cut tailgating short in order to get 1st or 2nd in line. Then we would all bull rush to the section and the first row
Yeah but the problem between CMU and UM is that we'd have to completely eliminate tailgating and camp out the night before to get front seats.
Are the front seats in the student section at the Big House even that great? Seems like you wouldn't be able to see anything on the other side of the field.
Having sat everywhere, my preference in the student section was between row 20 to 35. The lure of that front row is TV time and more interaction with the players during celebrations.
For seeing football players after the game and being on TV, yes
As a graduating senior, I kind of lucked out. I got to enjoy my good seats for the past two years without getting there the night or day before a game. However, having experienced the current football and basketball ticket systems, I don't like this move. Sure, it's going to be a positive for the athletic department. They've basically guaranteed that the student section will be just about full for pregame and kickoff and it will look awesome on TV.
However, there are going to be a ton of negatives associated with this plan. First, it doesn't necessarily just punish those who "show up late". Similar to a poster above, I showed up to games before kickoff, but not hours early. If students want good to decent seats, they are going to have to show up early. That's a lot of time wasted in my opinion. Not necessarily because students are going to do something productive with that time, but they at least have the option to do what they want. I have friends who worked out on gamedays or did homework. Many students do this and that time is now out the window if they want good seats.
Second, there is going to be a lot of chaos before kickoff. Before the OSU basketball game this year the student section was a mess. There was a massive push when the gates opened and people literally almost got trampled. I'm not saying people are going to get injured because of this system, but there are going to be a lot of angry drunk people pushing to get upfront. Plus, who is going to police the line? Tons of people cut the line for basketball all the time and that was only with a few thousand students. Many people (including Greek Life) are going to show up late and just waltz up to the front by their friends. The problem this allegedly removes is probably still going to exist.
And finally, the athletic department isn't going to reduce pregaming. They are just going to move it to Hoover Street. If you were around for the OSU or IU basketball games this year, outside Crisler was a wreck before tipoff. Literally, garbage everywhere. Imagine the full football student section. I think we can come up with something better than this.
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Exactly. I get that it looks bad when 8 sections of the stadium are half empty at kickoff but it does create so many problems for the student body. Depending on when they let people into the stadium, I can already see a bunch of angry drunk people getting mad and arguing over the group of 12 people who just cut 3 quarters of the line to be with their friends. It's going to be a mess.
There is already confrontations at the gates every game
I went to up vote Mitch and he already had +13. Ha.
This post was edited by Uncle Newt 12 months ago
I think this sucks for the seniors...but seriously I don't ever remember having or sitting in an assigned seat. I always sat where the most fun was.
Get the eff outta here. Seriously. What world do you live in where that is a serious question?
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