Major Program Struggling To Sell Its Bowl Game Tickets

first_imgA general view of Michigan's football stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 10: General view of the fans filling the University of Michigan Stadium prior to the start of the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Every year, we see stories of programs struggling to sell their allotted bowl tickets. It looks like Michigan is dealing with that right now.According to the Detroit Free Press’ Nick Baumgardner, Michigan has sold just 8,200 of its allotment of 13,000 tickets for its Peach Bowl game against Florida on December 29.Additionally, Kyle Rowland of the Toledo Blade reports that a much larger amount of tickets sold on the secondary market have been purchased by people with Florida zip codes as opposed to those from Michigan.Michigan and Florida will play at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Saturday.According to TickPick, 26 percent of tickets on the secondary market have been sold to Florida zip codes. Only six percent to Michigan. Face value is $160.— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) December 24, 2018Perhaps the hangover from missing out on the Big Ten title and a College Football Playoff berth is preventing Wolverine fans from buying the tickets. Maybe it also has to do with the location of the game.Or perhaps there is some matchup fatgue as well. These two teams met in a bowl three years ago and in the opening game of the 2017 season, with Michigan winning handily both times.Whatever the reason, there are still plenty of good seats available if you’re a fan of the Maize and Blue and are looking for a late Christmas gift.last_img read more

Police investigate armed bank robbery in Oakville

Halton Police are investigating after an armed robbery at an Oakville bank Monday afternoon.According to police, a masked man carrying a long gun entered the CIBC branch at Speers Rd. and Fourth Line around 2 p.m.The man stole money and drove off in a grey older model Dodge Caravan type van, which was last seen travelling northbound on Fourth Line.No one was injured.The man is described  as six-feet tall with a thin build, wearing black baggy pants with two white stripes.He was carrying a red gym bag with “Goodlife Fitness” written in white.Anyone with information is asked to call the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825 4747 ext. 2216.