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2012 football ticket options

August 20, 2012

For home football tickets, the only changes I can see from last year are that the athletics department has actually announced that alumni can get the $24 season ticket price and that it looks like the online ordering system might be working properly — possibly a first — though of course you can always call the ticket office at (734) 487-2282 just to be safe.

All home games continue to be free for students. Faculty, staff, and alumni members can buy season tickets for $24 ($4 per game).

The regular price for single-game tickets is $10. Group single-game tickets are $5 for groups of 10 or more. There’s a “family four-pack” offer that includes 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, and 4 sodas for $40, which I suppose is an OK deal if you’ve got four people. I still don’t know that I’d eat the hot dogs.

Season tickets for the general public start at $48 ($8 per game) for reserved bench seating, and go up to $60 ($10 per game) for reserved chair-back seating and $108 ($18 per game) for athletic club press box seating.

The best deal for the general public is once again the 10-ticket flex pack (if you use them all), which gives you 10 ticket vouchers, each of which can be used at any game. The flex pack costs $50 ($5 per ticket).

When you consider that EMU should be fielding their best team in decades and will be hosting a better set of opponents this year, I think the 2012 EMU football season ticket is an excellent value.

As for the away games, EMU says they’re selling them through the ticket office, but they’re not listed in the online ordering system and prices are still shown as “TBA” with a game at Ball State just 10 days away, so if you want to buy through EMU, you’re probably best off calling the ticket office (number is near the top of this post) as soon as possible. You can also probably get a single-game ticket directly from the opposing host school, but you won’t be sitting with other EMU fans.

Update: This morning I received the following message from someone in the know: “There is a new ticket option that hasn’t been announced yet, but will be soon. It will be kind of exciting. They’re still finalizing the details but it will be really nice when they get it finished.” Now you know as much about it as I do.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Mark Higbee permalink
    August 20, 2012 9:04 am

    Nice post. One small correction: tickets for students are not “free,” as all EMU students have mandatory fees, for which they are given seats. Almost none of them, as a percentage of the population paying these mandatory fees, go to a game. Lots of students care about this. There is, effectively, no market value for EMU football tickets, as the only large group paying for them almost never uses them.

    And you’re right about the hot dogs!

  2. John Baublit permalink
    August 21, 2012 7:32 am

    Yes, there are EMU students who go to Walmart and purchase a $5 Michigan T-Shirt, Pay $68 for a Michigan ticket, pay $40 to park, and $7 for a bottle of water to become a Walmart Wolverine. I’m glad this makes them happy!

    • Ken permalink
      August 21, 2012 2:28 pm

      $68? I think they are more than that now. A couple of years ago, I went to most of the Michigan home games and it was pretty fun but I think their price is about reaching my breaking point. Last year, I only went to the EMU-Michigan game but that was because I had a sideline pass and that was amazing.

      All I ask of my Hur…Eagles is that they be competitive….

  3. Kenneth Barna permalink
    August 21, 2012 10:42 am

    Dear John Baublit,
    Good point. Couldn’t agree more. People have no loyalties, and are easily swayed by the masses, who generally have a lack of intelligence in the first place.

  4. Chief Huron permalink
    August 22, 2012 8:16 am

    Eastern Michigan sports are a great value.


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