Michigan Will Consider Student Input In Determining Ticket Policies For '14 Football
The Univ. of Michigan athletic department "appears to be willing to work with the student body" on student ticket policies, according to Mark Snyder of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. UM's Central Student Government yesterday announced that the athletic department will "discuss the 2014 football ticket plan with students and faculty before making final decisions." The athletic department "faced backlash for announcing the changes to the two major-sport ticketing polices -- student general admission for football and the pod system for basketball after an excess of student tickets were sold -- with very little student input." Students at an Oct. 11 meeting "presented a survey that overwhelmingly disapproved" of the new general admission seating policy for football, "77% to 14% with nearly 5,900 students participating." The survey also showed that 77% said they "liked the 2012 experience better than this year through four games." UM Senior Associate AD & CMO Hunter Lochmann said, "While some results were not surprising based on our own shared observations, there was some feedback that will be very helpful in making improvements going forward" (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 10/17).