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Posted on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 2:40 p.m.

Tickets for Michigan football team's 2012 opener against Alabama to go on sale soon

By Nick Baumgardner

Fans wanting to catch the first glimpse of the 2012 Michigan football team will soon have their chance.

The Michigan athletic department announced Wednesday that it will begin taking ticket orders "over the course of the next month" for the Wolverines' 2012 opener against defending national champion Alabama, a game that will be held on Sept. 1 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The athletic department will used a "phased approach" for ticket orders based on priority points earned by donors and season ticket holders.

Football lettermen will be able to purchase tickets starting Jan. 30, while non-contributing members of The Victors Club will be able to purchase tickets beginning Feb. 9.

Student season ticket holders can purchase a ticket for the Alabama game, which is being dubbed the "Cowboys Classic," as part of the regular away game process in April. There will be a limit of one ticket per student.

Any remaining tickets will be made available to the general public on Feb. 29.

According to, Michigan has an allotment of nearly 25,000 tickets for the Cowboys Classic, with prices ranging from $125-$285.

Fans can purchase tickets online at or by calling the ticket office at 866-296-MTIX or 734-764-0247.

Nick Baumgardner covers Michigan sports for He can be reached at 734-623-2514, by email at and followed on Twitter @nickbaumgardner.



Sat, Jan 21, 2012 : 4:16 a.m.

Price of admission for watching the game on my brothers 6 foot by six foot wall mounted big screen TV- a twelve pack or a bag of Dortios. "stick it to the man"!

Terry Star21

Fri, Feb 3, 2012 : 4:49 a.m.

You should attend a Michigan football game once - you will change your mind before the team comes out of the locker room.


Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 9:09 p.m.

Hey Ted, you're confusing U-M with MSU. If MSU was playing that game it would be 49-0, if ohio was in that game it would also be ugly as they're intimidated by SEC teams obviously, just want to clear that up for you, Ted.


Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 5:28 p.m.

If Borges continues to show his stubborness this game is going to be a national embarrassment for Michigan. 49-0


Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 1:48 p.m.

It's being played three hours north of where I live...I'm going to be there.


Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 9:35 a.m.

Ooh, Wellllllllll I think im gonna be busy that week, or I'd surely go.


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 8:15 p.m. should have a contest for this like the sugar bowl!! Also......It was great to see COACH Carr on the bench and D.Rob in the student section last night at Crysler. I sure enjoyed being there! Back to the trivia contest for a trip to the NFL combine. Question 5- Day-5 Match the former or current MEEEEEANchigan COACH (or coach) with the correct quote below. 1. COACH Carr 2.COACH BIG AL 3.COACH Hoke 4. COACH Mattison 5. coach Rodriguez a."Why would you ask a stupid question like that!" b."We haven't had the ball very much. Otherwise we would score more points" c."WELLLLLLL you know....." d."For lunch my menu is kinda large-5 hamburgers, 3 shishkabarbs." Winners and answers will be posted tomorrow. e."Improvement comes easy when you're rated 132nd!"


Sat, Jan 21, 2012 : 4:11 a.m.

College football is getting like the NFL. I like the game but prefer to stay home at those prices. For the "common folk" minor league baseball is the ticket. For $15 buck you can get a seat, beer and hot dog.


Sat, Jan 21, 2012 : 4:06 a.m.

1. a 2. b 3. d 4. e 5. b


Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 5:30 p.m.

"big Al " is an obese fraud


Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 4:52 p.m.

Q. How do you spell one of our most legendary coach's name correctly? A. Fritz Crisler.