Between ebay, Ticketsnow and Stubhub there are about 2,000 tickets to the Michigan-Ohio State game on November 17 currently for sale. Not one of the tickets sold on these sites will anywhere close to the $60 face value of the ticket.
Michigan’s policy on selling tickets is pretty clear. First, they can not be sold on University property at all although the authorities generally look the other way at all the activity outside Crisler before the game. Second, the back of your ticket states “This ticket shall not be sold above face value..” and it is understood that your tickets could be revoked if your caught selling for more than face.
Looking closer at some of the available tickets on StubHub I saw 4 together…in my section, in my row. Bollocks! Given the location I have to assume that some season ticket holder is selling
his soul these beauties to make a tidy profit.
I get that a) the real cost of these tickets is very high, especially those facing the maximum required donation, b) times are a little hard out there, c) folks should have the right to try to make a buck, d) there are times when people just can’t make the game or live out of town. But…..by putting those tickets out on the market means I could end up sitting next to 4 pickled (yet well-to-do) Buckeye fans.
I’m torn on this one, I’d be curious to hear other people’s takes. Are you no longer a Michigan Man if you sell your Ohio State tickets to complete strangers?
UPDATE: I reached out to the Michigan Superfan to get his thoughts on this matter, you can see his takes in the comments below. He is of course is the undisputed authority on M fandom.