The Big House’s student section should be completely full during every game next season.
After recent complaints by the student body, the University of Michigan decided its in the school’s best interests to decrease the prices of student tickets for the 2015 campaign.
This season, a season ticket purchased by a student was $280. Next season, the prices will be dropped to $175 per season ticket.
“We’ve been listening,” Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon told The Michigan Daily Thursday. “We really learned that two really important components to re-engaging with our students in trying to create a more robust, more enthusiastic and larger student section for next year’s football season was price and strength of schedule.
“A nearly 40-percent reduction in ticket prices is, I think it’s fair to say, unprecedented.”
However, it’s not quite to the price level demanded by the president of Michigan’s central student government, Bobby Dishell, a week earlier at Michigan’s Board of Regents meeting.
Dishell — first believer no student should be priced out…..to fill student section, he said they’d be willing to pay $150
— angelique (@chengelis) October 16, 2014
Dishell appears happy with the change, though.
“It’s been great working together,” Dishell told The Michigan Daily. “We realized that the University takes need into account when you’re coming here, so your experiences here should also take that into account.”
As the future of the football program remains in turmoil, it appears to have regained the trust of its students and may avoid seeing empty seats at Michigan Stadium.
Stadium looks more full than usual pic.twitter.com/HqwOJZyZ4f
— angelique (@chengelis) October 11, 2014