Yesterday I sent the University of Michigan my season football ticket renewal fee for 2010. The $750.00 didn't show the $10.00 service charge added to the total, PLUS the $125.00 per seat Victor's Club surcharge totaling $250.00 for my 2 seats that had to be sent in last February just for the priviledge of getting your ticket renewal sent to you!!!
As you can see by the ticket prices of past games, the cost of enjoying a fun Fall day in Ann Arbor has escalated to Biblical proportions! You can bet that the cost of a premium game such as Ohio State or Michigan State at home will have $60.00 stamped on this years ticket.
The Victor's Club surcharge wasn't added until 4 years ago, when they started construction on the "Sky-Boxes" and prefered seating. So the $12.00 stamped on the 1981 ticket, actually only cost $12.00. Not only that, we used to get to the game very early so that we could find a place to park on the street for free. We now pay $20 Bucks a game to park at our favorite spot. I guess if you are an alumni of U of M, they figure you can afford it eh?
I scrimp and save all year long for the ability to enjoy those few fleeting hours of agony, but more often than not ecstacy, that one can only get by sitting in Ann Arbor Michigan, at the corner of State and Stadium, on a beautiful Saturday Autumn day, in The Big House, rooting for the winningest team in collegiate football history....Go Blue!!
Only 116 more days to kick-off...