Michigan to open up 2,000 single-game football tickets behind student section
Matt Gade | Mlive.com
If you buy a single-game ticket to a Michigan football game this season, you just may find yourself behind the student section.
Seats above row 70 in sections 31-34 will be sold to the general public this season, Michigan associate athletic director Dave Ablauf said Friday. The student section and band will be seated throughout sections 26-30, and in rows 1-70 in sections 31-34. Ablauf said he was unsure if the general public had ever been seated behind the student section, as the student section's placement has changed over the years.
The move frees up approximately 26 rows in three sections. Ablauf said the department made the decision after approximately 2,000 fewer student tickets were purchased during the student ticket purchase window. Single-game tickets went on sale to the general public Aug. 1.
The decreased demand comes in a year in which student ticket prices went up 23 percent, and the university implemented a new general admission seating policy.
Michigan will host seven home games this year, starting Aug. 31 against Central Michigan.
Kyle Austin covers sports for AnnArbor.com.