Thursday, September 4, 2008

Update on Men's Basketball Tickets

As previously stated, season tickets for the bleachers where the Maize Rage currently is located are being sold for $99. Season tickets for the three sections that run behind the basket next to the band will be free for ALL students, not just freshmen as was previously rumored. Season tickets for the gold sections in the upper level will also be free for students.

Initial thoughts:
  • It's about time! If Duke lets students in for free to see a perenial championship caliber team, how can Michigan charge their students over $200 to see downright awful basketball?
  • How many students will shell out the $99 for tickets to games that they can get into for free? Yes, they will be getting slightly better seats but is it worth the $99? I don't think so.
  • How will ushers prevent those students who get the free seats behind the basket from simply sliding over into the numerous empty seats in the bleachers behind the benches?
  • It's gonna look really bad on TV (and by TV, I mean the Duke game and on the Big 10 Network) when there are more students sitting outside of the "student section" than are in it.
  • I think it will take away from the game-day atmosphere to have the few students that go to the games spread out.
  • On the other hand, this will probably please the old folks who want it quieter anyways.

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