MSU/UM Game A Hot Ticket, As Expected
As Michigan fans build excitement about their team, and MSU fans somehow grow impatient with their team's undefeated efforts, excitement for the rivalry game this weekend is at a higher level than most can remember. Michigan State is ranked number 7 in this week's AP Poll, Michigan is number 12. MSU is 6-0, Michigan is 5-1. Michigan State has won 29 of their last 32 games, Michigan has won 5 games in a row, equalling their win total from 2014. Despite those numbers, MSU has fallen in consecutive weeks in the national polls, Michigan has climbed. MSU fans point to 6 wins in the last 7 games of the series, Michigan fans point to the new man in charge, Jim Harbaugh.
No doubts, it will be one of the most highly anticipated matchups between the steamed rivals in some time. Tickets for Saturday's game at The Big House in Ann Arbor will be a hot commodity in high demand. That is already proving true on outside ticket service sites. As of 5:50PM, on stubhub.com, there are approximately 2,200 tickets available. Local ticket service The Ticket Machine has just over 500 tickets left as of the same time. That's not a whole lot, considering over 110,000 were in attendance for Michigan's homecoming game against Northwestern last weekend. It's not surprising that tickets are scarce. Therefore, it's not surprising that the available tickets listed come with a hefty price tag.
You can log onto StubHub and find some tickets listed as low as $200 each. There are a couple of 2 ticket availability sales advertised, one listing also cites 4 available tickets at $200 per. But, most of the low end priced tickets are single ticket sales. Then, there's the high end of the spectrum; two listings for tickets in the southwest corner end zone, two available tickets for over $8,500 a piece. The average ticket prices on StubHub for Saturday's game are between $500 and $600 each.
And, an FYI if you are headed to the game, or just driving to Michigan to tailgate, you'll be hard pressed to find parking within reasonable walking distance for less than $50 for cars...RV's can expect to pay much, much more than that. Here is a link to an article to assist in your parking adventures, compliments of mlive.com.