Michigan answered one of the many questions surrounding this year’s uncertain situation for fall sports on Wednesday, releasing its plan for football tickets.
This fall, there will be no season tickets and no tickets open to the general public. Instead, individual game tickets will be sold to a mix of season ticket holders and students as capacity permits — a number still undecided.
“We have been working closely with a wide variety of leaders to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our student-athletes, coaches, fans and support staff associated with a game at Michigan Stadium,” athletic director Warde Manuel said in a statement. “We will follow the direction that all of these agencies and experts continue to provide during this challenging time.”
While all season-ticket holders who purchased a deal will have their seating location reserved for the 2021 season regardless, the University is offering three different plans to for what to do with the money season-ticket holders have already given.
They will have the option to convert their payment into a tax-deductible gift to Michigan’s athletic department, an option that will alleviate the pressure brought on by COVID-19 slightly.
Season-ticket holders could also add their purchase towards paying for 2021 season tickets, making those year’s tickets cheaper. Or, they could request a refund.
“Once a final decision on the football season is made, the athletic ticket office will follow up with additional details on how to request the option for PSC and season tickets,” the statement reads. “Season ticket holders do not need to take any action at this time.”