Michigan Students Don't Want Dave Brandon's Overpriced Tickets

By DJ Byrnes on June 5, 2014 at 11:56a

It looks like Michigan is the latest to be bit by the "declining student attendance" bug; MLive.com reported an expected drop of 5,000 to 6,000 in ticket purchases.

I guess that 23% hike in student ticket prices a year before a home slate that features no rivals wasn't the kind of bold marketing Dave Brandon promised.

It could also be Michigan fans are getting tired of watching a team that's barely above .500 play since 2006.

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Baroclinicity's picture

Not good.  We need that stadium packed.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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Hovenaut's picture

Going to miss her this year, and her frie...huh?


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MordenoftheSith's picture

I've honestly always thought her tooshie was pinched and she was hoping it was her female neighbor... instead, I bet it was the creeper behind her.

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Woodysghost's picture

If i could i would upvote this gif every. single. time.

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OSU_1992_UFM's picture

The guy over her right shoulder makes me laugh more than her puzzled look

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tommrkr's picture

Whenever I watch the two girls behind her try to disappear, I think:



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Kurt's picture

Based on the email I received from OSU I'm guessing our alumni ticket lottery numbers are down as they extended the deadline to enter.  

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Ethos's picture

Yup, and serves them right.  The scalpers aren't going to make much money this year, nobody wants to pay Gene's outrageous prices and rowing bonuses.

"I spent 90 percent of my money on women and drink. The rest I wasted." - George Best

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UrbanCulture's picture

OSU Block O tickets sold out before the junior class even had a chance to buy them :( looks like they all went to seniors/rank 4

mr.green's picture

I believe they hold a certain number for each class. My son is now a junior (was a sophomore) and he got block O tickets. 

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Urban Nation Army's picture

You are correct:

The student ordering period will be conducted using separate ordering windows, determined by class 
rank. The total allotment of tickets has been divided among each rank, based on the percentage of enrollment within each rank.

this ^ applies to block O also


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NoVA Buckeye's picture

Not true. I'm a junior and I was able to buy them.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

kholmes's picture

The ticket price increase was last year (the article is from spring of 2013).

Student ticket prices will be unchanged at Michigan this year.

I dont think you can point to the prices for the reduction in demand when the students paid those same prices last year. The 7-6 record and weak home schedule this year are the primary reasons.

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DJ Byrnes's picture

Apologies for the ambiguity of my statement, I amended it to clarify the timeline.

Raising prices, and then keeping them there, especially when selling a diluted product is equally absurd.

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kholmes's picture

It will be really interesting to see what happens the next year with a very good home schedule (OSU, MSU, NW, Rutgers, BYU, Oregon St, UNLV)....Will the students come back? The results on the field this year will probably affect it more than just the improved schedule. 

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NoVA Buckeye's picture

My guess is sales rise but attendance dips. Seems to be a new trend and it's unfortunate.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

UFest57's picture

Too bad for them, better for traveling Buckeyes to get better tickets whenever we play scUM. 

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Buckeye in Illini country's picture

I just got another email, probably the tenth one in two months, saying that Illinois student tickets are still on sale for $99 for 7 games.  Who in their right mind would attend a game for that price with the following competition: Youngstown St, Western Kentucky, Texas St, Purdue, Minnesota, Iowa, and Penn St.

Even against Ohio State last year, the answer is evidently not many.  And it will likely be worse this year.

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bigtenspeed's picture

I was at the Iowa game last year and the south stands were a little sparse. It's definitely a trend across the country.