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Tired Of Tardiness, U-M’s Big House Eliminates Assigned Student Seats

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WWJ) – Something different is happening at the storied Big House in Ann Arbor this fall.

It’ll be first-come, first-served in the student section.

University of Michigan officials say the problem is at kickoff time, there have not been enough students in the stands, and student sections are sometimes empty. Athletic Director David Brandon promised to fix the problem last fall.

And this is his solution: To get students to the stadium on time, Michigan decided that student seating will be general admission — no more assigned seating — in the hopes scrambling for the best views will get students there before the game. The new policy was announced on the university’s website.

Student season tickets for the 2013 season cost $280, which includes seven home games. They went on sale Tuesday, April 23.

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